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DeLaveaga Park Trail

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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.

Distance: 4.0 miles Elevation Gain: 620 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

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

hiking
muddy
5 days ago

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.

hiking
4 months ago

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.

running
8 months ago

My regular run

mountain biking
muddy
10 months ago

no shade
Thu Jan 17 2019

This was very nice

Sun Jan 13 2019

We had fun spotting the banana slugs. The trail is easy and relaxing. A few muddy spots from the recent rain but not to muddy to enjoy!

hiking
Mon Dec 31 2018

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.

mountain biking
Sat Feb 17 2018

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

running
Wed Sep 13 2017

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
Wed Jul 26 2017

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.

hiking
Mon Jul 17 2017

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.

Sun Jun 11 2017

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!

hiking
Sun Apr 02 2017

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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