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trail locations for Santa Cruz, California

Fun trail. My dog would always give 5 stars. I'll go again because it's local but isn't spectacular. A lot of mountain bikers on this trail, so if you like to bike, this trail might be for you.

So gorgeous, and an easy hike

Beautiful walk on a weekend with gorgeous views along with a few hundred people especially if you start it at the pier.

Impromptu plan. Nice hike - challenging with a lot of cover

Enjoyable hike. It was a last minute decision to do this one and were not expecting much, but it proved to be very pretty. We did a counter clockwise loop. We were weary of the climb out as we descended into the valley - but it turned out to not be an issue. Gentle, consistent grade. Signage is not great,not helped by my no reading the directions here, but we found many regulars to ask for help.

Easy but nice!

mountain biking
2 months ago

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

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.

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

3 months ago

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!

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!

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

3 months 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.

4 months ago


4 months ago

Nice walk!

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

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.