Pogonip Creek Nature Trail is a 4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Santa Cruz, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Enjoy the wonder of the Pogonip open Space Preserve by hiking the Nature Trail. This scenic loop offers a connection between Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Pogonip, and the upper UCSC campus Take the nature loop trail to the Prairie trail
Perfect for an easy, fun walk with the dog after work.
Redwood Forests, hills, meadows, streams, wildlife, Historic buildings and close to town. There is much to see in less than 2miles. There were several joggers, for good reason.
On the other side there's not much parking.
I hike in through Golf Club Rd. write off River st. Into wide open meadows with horses grazing; follow the trail on up into the Redwoods to the Gold Fish Pond just below UCSC!
Too easy, lots of ticks. Never many people there, though.
Nice trail - probably more of a runner's than a hiker's layout though.
this is the small loop at the entrance of the park. nice easy hike although I like Lookout Loop a lot more.
A pleasant, easy hike with a variety of views . Trails are well marked and there several options. Beware of ticks & poison oak in summer though.