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Wilder Ranch State Park, just north of Santa Cruz, has 34 miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails winding through coastal terraces and valleys. Several restored buildings once belonging to the Wilder family are preserved. The park has tours and living history demonstrations to help visitors explore the history of early ranchers and farmers along the Central Coast. The site was originally the main rancho supplying Santa Cruz Mission. It later became a successful and innovative dairy ranch. Surrounding grounds include Victorian homes, gardens, and historic adobe. This region’s climate has a mild average of 50 – 70 degrees. Coastal weather is unpredictable, so wearing layered clothing is advised. Open 8am to sunset.

Free parking along PCH

Free Parking along PCH! Beautiful hike! Bring a jacket? Nice chill air!

mountain biking
14 days ago

Beautiful!

Not very well marked...thank God for this ap! It was spot on. The views are wonderful!

hiking
14 days ago

The trail is all grass. Very pretty

hiking
15 days ago

Free parking. No parking 10pm-6am

hiking
16 days ago

Beautiful view! Low traffic trail. Not many trail marker good to have trail map with you.

hiking
17 days ago

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hiking
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