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Wilder Ranch State Park, just north of Santa Cruz, has 34 miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails winding through coastal terraces and valleys. Several restored buildings once belonging to the Wilder family are preserved. The park has tours and living history demonstrations to help visitors explore the history of early ranchers and farmers along the Central Coast. The site was originally the main rancho supplying Santa Cruz Mission. It later became a successful and innovative dairy ranch. Surrounding grounds include Victorian homes, gardens, and historic adobe. This region’s climate has a mild average of 50 – 70 degrees. Coastal weather is unpredictable, so wearing layered clothing is advised. Open 8am to sunset.

walking
8 days ago

I head out to Wilder Ranch often. Lots of awesome trails and so many different things to see; ocean, caves, flowers, open fields, mountains, trees and of course wild life. Its a beautiful place in almost all seasons. Make sure you bring all weather clothes, it can be cold or hot at any time.

Love the shit out this trail. Great views of the ocean and country side in every direction you blaze. Watch out fer Rattlesnakes and Mountain Lions.

Easy and lots to see!

Such stunning views of the coast!

2 months ago

walking
2 months ago

Great beach and a little walk to get there...

hiking
3 months ago

great views and close to the boardwalk if you're on a day trip from the bay.

hiking
3 months ago

on Wilder Ridge Trail

hiking
3 months ago

mountain biking
4 months ago

So gorgeous, and an easy hike