The center of the unincorporated community of Felton is located off Highway 1 on Highway 9, just six miles from the City of Santa Cruz. A picturesque town nestled within a towering redwood forest, Felton is often considered the gateway to the panoramic San Lorenzo Valley. In spite of the fact that Felton is a rural inland area, residents enjoy good access to coastal areas and close proximity to Santa Cruz amenities.
The community offers its residents the advantage of several outstanding recreational areas including Henry Cowell State Park and Fall Creek Park. Throughout the region, Felton is known for the charming Historic Felton Covered Bridge and the San Lorenzo River. Other nearby popular destinations are Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Loch Lomond Lake, the Redwood Forest, and the Santa Cruz Big Trees Railroad.