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Best Trails near Santa Cruz, California

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on Wilder Ridge Trail
15 days ago

mountain biking

My boyfriend and I had a blast riding this train! Will definitely come back

on Old Landing Cove Trail
18 days ago

hiking

SO beautiful. saw some really cute sea lions and tons of beautiful scenery. Only had a 20$ so had to park on the pch and walk a little further. Totally worth it.

on Redwoods Reborn - Fall Cr...
1 month ago

hiking

It was awesome ! Found a giant lady bug nest and enjoyed the view !

on Wilder Ranch State Park L...
1 month ago

walking

Beautiful and easy trail. It can get warm especially on clear a clear say. Although it is an easy walk trail, bring water, snack, and a hat!

on West Cliff Drive Santa Cr...
1 month ago

So fortunate to live within a few blocks of West Cliff. A beautiful place to walk, jog, run or bike ride. Not a trail more of a scenic spot surrounded by homes!

on Natural Bridges State Bea...
1 month ago

Easy, breezy hike along the ocean with beautiful views of natural rock formations. Can walk farther along rocks in low tide.

on Old Landing Cove Trail
1 month ago

Nice easy walk for our family with kids. Great cliff views. It was windy but not too bad. It's a state park so prepare to pay the $10 entry fee or park on the PCH and climb over the little hill and walk an extra minute or two to the trail head.

on Old Landing Cove Trail
2 months ago

walking

Nice!

on Old Landing Cove Trail
2 months ago

walking

on West Cliff Drive Santa Cr...
2 months ago

walking

Nice walk!

on West Cliff Drive Santa Cr...
2 months ago

Beautiful walk along the beach! Not a hiking trip more of walking and enjoying the ocean view

on Old Landing Cove Trail
3 months ago

walking

be sure to bring your camera along! easy walk, great views and be sure to stop by the actual ranch before you leave. it's a fun piece of history.

on Pleasure Point
3 months ago

walking

I grew up on Pleasure Point. One of the best places to watch surfers, to surf, or walk along the cliff on a nice day

on Old Landing Cove Trail
3 months ago

Beautiful ocean trail. Flat and easy walk. Lots of walkers, bikes and strollers.

on Redwoods Reborn - Fall Cr...
4 months ago

hiking

I started out hiking Kiln Fire Rd which led into South Fork Trail and eventually into Fall Creek Trail. The GPS on here is very inaccurate. The entrance to the parking lot is actually a few miles back from the google maps destination on Felton Empire Rd. It was an absolutely gorgeous hike, probably one of the prettiest I've been on. Super easy to do, not a lot of steep areas. Do watch out for poison oak but other than that it's a very easy trail to hike and I highly recommend for people who enjoy the foliage.

on West Cliff Drive Santa Cr...
6 months ago

This is basically a sidewalk along a street. Not a hike