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The wild and scenic California Coast up close.


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4.7

Miles

7.6

KM

Point to Point

74' 23 m

High

47' 14 m

Low

67' 21 m

Up

77' 24 m

Down

1%

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3%

Max Grade (2°)

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Family Friendly Easy trail that can be as short or long as desired with great views all the way.

Open to foot traffic and bikes

Description

This trail connects the parking areas at the east and west ends of Wilder Ranch State Park hugging the coastline along the edge of oceanside cliffs. From the west end, the trail starts near Four Mile Beach looping around a pond out to the edge of the cliffs. With the ocean on one side, on the inland side, field crops are still grown in the summer. The trail turns inland at Three Mile Beach and runs along the railroad tracks before turning back towards the ocean. At the eastern end, the trail merges with the Old Cove Landing Trail.

Trail can get muddy in wet weather so best to avoid after big storms.

The trail can be done as an easy out and back or can be combined with inland trails for a more challenging loop.

Contacts

Shared By:

Bob Gardner with improvements by U O and 1 other

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  4.7 from 10 votes

#625

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  4.7 from 10 votes
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#78

in California

#625

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Last beach before we turned around on the Ohlone Bluff Trail.
Oct 11, 2017 near Santa Cruz, CA
The breeze along the bluff makes for a great cool-down.
Oct 11, 2017 near Santa Cruz, CA

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