DeLaveaga Park Trail

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DeLaveaga Park Trail is a 4.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Santa Cruz, California 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.

DISTANCE
4.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
941 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

Upper Delaveaga Loop Trail (1.5 mile loop) is a Moderate trail through mixed woodlands, with some steep and difficult sections. There is a nearby disc golf course, so bring your frisbee if you wanna play

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trail running
2 months ago

There are three levels of trails and all of them run parallel (lower, middle, and upper). They are easy to follow, but this AllTrails map is really hard to follow because not all of the trails are marked. The trails are in pretty good condition for running. We were able to run 5 miles. The lower redwood loop is pretty. Lots of shade on all the trails. I took one star off because there were many dogs off leash. It's nerve wracking to run around a corner and be face to face with an unleashed dog. Leash your dogs!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

I just did the Upper Delaveaga Loop. I'd say about 70% of the trail was in Redwood forest and the rest was more of a mixed oak woodland. Park in the small parking lot that is adjacent to the golf course clubhouse (there are no signs). The trail access is on the northeast side of the parking lot through a small gate in the chainlink fence next to a blue gas tank. I only saw 2 other people the entire time I was on the trail so this is a pretty peaceful and isolated hike for being so close to town. You can hear road and highway noise throughout much of the hike but the views make up for that. You'll also need to be aware of poison oak because there is a lot of it growing along the trail and sometimes it's overgrown onto the trail. The trail is mostly level but has quite a few sections with moderate to moderately steep inclines making for a nice workout hike. The upper loop can be done in about 45 minutes which is perfect for a lunch break hike.

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3 months ago

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4 months ago

Entrance at parking across of club house, a little bit difficult to find due to not sign . Good shade during sunny day . Easy to get lost if not watching sign carefully. Can hear highway noise . Good for 1 hour walk.

trail running
4 months ago

5 months ago

Great little Sunday hike. We only ran into a few people on the hike. Near the top, we cut down to the creek and took the lower trail back to the beginning. Our dog loved it!

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5 months ago

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7 months ago

Although DeLavega is not marked as dog friendly and doesn't come up when you use the dog friendly filter, it's is. A great dog walk. On a lovely Sunday in April we only saw a few other people. Many dogs were off leash. Everyone was friendly. There's road noise when you're near Branciforte Ave but not bad the rest of the time. The view from the Top of the World is worth it

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