DeLaveaga Park Trail is a 4 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.

Length4.0 miElevation gain620 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashKid friendlyHikingMountain bikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingrunningForestViewsWildflowers
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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

Park Entrance is off of Brancifort Drive.

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Jennifer Anderson-Ochoa
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We live nearby and just discovered these trails-Duh! Great, short hikes within walking distance of home-sweet!

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Rakhal Turcotte
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Don’t bother trying to follow the route on the app, it’s wrong in many places. Just pick whatever trail suits your fancy and head in the direction you want to go, they all meet eventually. It’s a pretty area with lots of shade and pretty redwoods. The only downside is that you can hear traffic from the highway the whole time, which is a dealbreaker for me.

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Jennifer Seamans
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Bill Stull
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Previous reviews are correct. Hard to find the correct trail. Great hike under the redwoods.

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Jennifer Steinhauer
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Great and really pretty trail! Map drops you right at the parking lot with an unmarked entrance. Trails were not well marked and I thought I was doing the loop but ended up down the road by the golf course, lol. My dog loved it! Trail is quite narrow just FYI.

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Tracy R
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4 stars for beauty. Minus a star because of confusing signage. Trail loop isn’t marked well. Lost a mile somewhere. Easy entrance (unmarked) at DeLaveaga Golf course. Will do it again to figure out the entire loop.

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John Gault
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My regular run

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adrian tejeda
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kayllamo llam
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This was very nice

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Lacey Kohl
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Nice easy hike. Minimal people and some mountain bikers. All extremely friendly. Mix of redwoods and you will walk along a golf and disc golf course. There are other trails within this trail also. Redwood loop trail was beautiful.

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Enrique W Martinez
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A little challenging for beginners like me but I had a blast. It really is a nice trail.

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Aimee McNally
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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!

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Christopher Druck
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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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David Huang
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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.

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mryearbook .
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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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Steve Hines
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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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Marlene Elderfield
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Sam Chien
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Francis Lin
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AllTrails Mohan
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Alan Randolph
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Kyle Keene
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Mark Kemerling
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Mark Kemerling
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Michelle Lingyi Zhu
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Mindy Sue Drottar
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Mark Kemerling
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Mark Kemerling
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Mark Kemerling
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Mark Kemerling
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