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.

Length2.2 miElevation gain396 ftRoute typeLoop
Kid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingrunningForestRiverViewsWildflowersNo dogs
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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.

Park off of CA-9

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Otilija Borisovaite
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Ming He
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Not a loop, not way to cross the creek , not trail at the other side of creek either

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Stacey Garster
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Fantastic trail. Near water the whole time. Great secluded beaches near river

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Erin Elizabeth
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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.

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Braiden Bennett
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great swimming

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Raquel Contreras
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Liubov Ivashov
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Lauren Fitts
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Mtb Mtb
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Oystein Saebo
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Ken Brolak
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Jenny Marini
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Kelsey Nakata
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Craig Goldstein
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Miz Winn
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Marty De Gier
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Wing Lok
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Eli Rubio
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