Long Valley Loop Trail

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Long Valley Loop Trail is a 5.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Watsonville, CA that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

5.8 miles 367 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

river

wildlife

11 months ago

This is a lovely easy walk that we've now done twice on Winter solstice. Come in the last hour of the day for a special golden light that makes for amazing photos. Plenty of birds and a nice visitor center to warm up in with knowledgeable docents. Plenty of parking as well.

If you are with kids or grandparents, walk out to the boardwalk and bridge, explore the ruins of the Big Barn. If you'd like a longer stroll, do the whole loop. About 2 miles for the loop.