Diversion Dam Trail is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Santa Cruz, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 2.2 miles Elevation Gain: 396 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

river

views

wild flowers

no dogs

Follow the San Lorenzo Trail to the north via the Diversion Dam Trail. The cool waters and shady groves are pleasant on a hot summer day.

hiking
over grown
4 months ago

There were quite literally two or three or even five diversion dams here - lots of fallen trees in the last 12-24 mo this means too much debris to follow the trail. We gave it a good try, turned around a few times to retrace our steps, but couldn’t figure out how to make the cross over the river. Regardless, it was beautiful terrain and truly moderate level - mossy, slippery, and at some times steep and scrambling.

Mon May 13 2019

great swimming

mountain biking
3 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
Sat Mar 23 2019

hiking
Sat Jun 02 2018

hiking
Sat Sep 16 2017

hiking
Sun Aug 27 2017

Wed May 03 2017