The Buddha Loop Trail

MODERATE 10 reviews

The Buddha Loop Trail is a 5.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Soquel, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

5.7 miles 1190 feet Loop

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running





wild flowers

16 days ago

Land of the Medicine Buddha never disappoints. Beautiful hiking. The enchanted forest is nothing less than magical.

22 days ago

Beautiful woodsy trail with lots of lovely details. No trail markers tho, or signage, so make sure to study or download a map ahead of time. We luckily found our way to the 6 mile loop but had to double back a few times and even ended up in the State Park.

2 months ago

A beautiful home with an amazing experience at the end (take the final left, it's worth it!!)

4 months ago

Great trail with lots of surprises along the way. I would definitely do it again.

4 months ago

This place was just magical! And a great hike too. I highly recommend it.

5 months ago

It is a beautiful trail. At the end of the day, you will feel good and satisfied. FYI, the trail starts and ends at this beautiful Buddhist facility (private property), and they are closed to the public on Saturdays whole day, and Sunday AM. So hikers need to be there during the weekdays or Sunday afternoon...

8 months ago

We enjoyed this peaceful trail amid redwoods. Hikers should know the trail exists on private property called Land of Medicine Buddha. We thought it was part of the Forest of Nisene Marks SP and went there first. Lovely hike!

9 months ago

Super easy, always shaded, a little confusing at the end, but great hike.

9 months ago

2 years ago

Nice hike. Not at all tough. Easy walking. We went in mid Aug. Weather was good. Trail was clear. You should get the map at the reception Map still feels little confusing. But trail is pretty straight.