Pogonip Creek Nature Trail

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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.

4.0 miles 571 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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

hiking
1 year ago

1 year ago

Perfect for an easy, fun walk with the dog after work.

hiking
2 years ago

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.

hiking
2 years ago

hiking
2 years ago

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!

hiking
3 years ago

Too easy, lots of ticks. Never many people there, though.

hiking
4 years ago

Nice trail - probably more of a runner's than a hiker's layout though.

hiking
4 years ago

this is the small loop at the entrance of the park. nice easy hike although I like Lookout Loop a lot more.

hiking
4 years ago

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.