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132 mi 212 km of trail 4 Recommended Routes

Easy Trails 10 Trails Intermediate Trails 48 Trails Hard Trails 4 Trails
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Recommended Routes in Santa Cruz - 3

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Favorite Fall nestled right off the trail
Intermediate

Henry Cowell Park

8.4 mi 13.6 km 1,614' Up 491.82 m Up 1,614' Down 492.03 m Down

Felton, CA
Favorite West Waddell Creek trickles through a verdant forest in Big Basin Redwoods State Park.
Intermediate

Skyline to the Sea Trail

25.4 mi 40.9 km 1,910' Up 582.14 m Up 4,515' Down 1376.15 m Down

Saratoga, CA
Favorite Loch Lomond from Highland Trail.
Intermediate

Highland Loop

4.8 mi 7.8 km 695' Up 211.92 m Up 670' Down 204.18 m Down

Lompico, CA

Trails in Santa Cruz - 58

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0.7 mi 1.2 km #1Redwood Grove Loop Trail
Easy
Mount Hermon, CA
Easy
Mount Hermon, CA 12 
4.7 mi 7.6 km #2Ohlone Bluff Trail
Easy
Santa Cruz, CA
Easy
Santa Cruz, CA
3.7 mi 5.9 km #3Engleman's Loop
Intermediate
Santa Cruz, CA
Intermediate
Santa Cruz, CA
1.0 mi 1.6 km #4Eagle Creek Trail
Difficult
Mount Hermon, CA
Difficult
Mount Hermon, CA
1.9 mi 3.1 km #5Enchanted Loop
Intermediate
Santa Cruz, CA
Intermediate
Santa Cruz, CA
2.0 mi 3.3 km #6Emma McCrary Trail
Easy
Santa Cruz, CA
Easy
Santa Cruz, CA
1.3 mi 2.1 km #7Loch Trail
Easy
Lompico, CA
Easy
Lompico, CA
1.8 mi 3.0 km #8River Trail
Intermediate
Felton, CA
Intermediate
Felton, CA
0.8 mi 1.3 km #9U-con Trail
Intermediate
Pasatiempo, CA
Intermediate
Pasatiempo, CA
3.0 mi 4.8 km #10Fall Creek Trail
Intermediate
Felton, CA
Intermediate
Felton, CA
5.3 mi 8.5 km #116 Mile Trail Loop
Intermediate
Soquel, CA
Intermediate
Soquel, CA
6.4 mi 10.3 km #12Wilder Ridge Loop
Intermediate/Difficult
Santa Cruz, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Santa Cruz, CA
11.4 mi 18.3 km #13Aptos Creek Fire Road
Intermediate
Aptos, CA
Intermediate
Aptos, CA
1.0 mi 1.6 km #14Vienna Woods Trail
Intermediate
Seacliff, CA
Intermediate
Seacliff, CA
3.4 mi 5.5 km #15Flow Trail
Intermediate
Day Valley, CA
Intermediate
Day Valley, CA
5.7 mi 9.1 km #16West Ridge Trail
Intermediate
Aptos, CA
Intermediate
Aptos, CA
1.9 mi 3.0 km #17Bridge Creek Trail
Intermediate
Day Valley, CA
Intermediate
Day Valley, CA
3.2 mi 5.2 km #18Baldwin Loop
Intermediate
Santa Cruz, CA
Intermediate
Santa Cruz, CA
2.3 mi 3.7 km #19Pine Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Mount Hermon, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Mount Hermon, CA
3.7 mi 5.9 km #20Eucalyptus Loop
Intermediate
Pasatiempo, CA
Intermediate
Pasatiempo, CA

Photos of Santa Cruz - 104

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Fall nestled right off the trail
Apr 8, 2018 near Felton, CA
Practicing with new video gear, I tried to convey the scale you can expect from this trail. This video includes The Giant, a famous historical photo landmark, and shows how accessible the path is.
Oct 12, 2019 near Mount H…, CA
Trail begins to the left past the gate.
Aug 3, 2019 near Soquel, CA
Left or right path of tree with prayer Flags leads back Land of Medicine Buddha
Aug 3, 2019 near Day Valley, CA
Trail next to creek
Aug 3, 2019 near Soquel, CA
View above the ranch house, Monterey Bay and Santa Cruz is in the distance.
Mar 31, 2019 near Ben Lomond, CA
Looking past the redwoods to the Pacific Ocean in the distance, from Sand Point Overlook
Dec 10, 2017 near Day Valley, CA
Groves of redwoods.
Sep 24, 2017 near Ben Lomond, CA