Gazos Trail [CLOSED]

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Butano State Park

Gazos Trail [CLOSED] is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Pescadero, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 4.1 miles Elevation Gain: 1,128 feet Route Type: Loop

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river

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closed

no dogs

To prevent the spread of COVID-19 there is currently no vehicle access to this trail or others in the park. See here for more info: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=30355 Gazo's Trail is located in Butano State Park in Pescadero, CA. This is a short hike in the Santa Cruz mountains and offers great opportunity to explore nature. It is possible to make this trail a loop by taking the Olmo Fire Road back to parking area.

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4 months ago

hiking
Sun Apr 28 2019

Please note there is no waterfall on this loop. It is a very steep climb to an amazing overlook. Great workout.

camping
Mon Sep 11 2017

Very beautiful but pay close attention to the map, you may find yourself walking a little extra that can easily surpass an "easy" level

Wed Sep 06 2017

My girlfriend and I are avid hikers and came to butano just yesterday. We started up año nuevo, to gazos trail, and came back down on olmos rd. While incredibly beautiful, taking the trail this direction was absolutely NOT "easy" and we wanted to let people know who might be bringing children or anyone unfit for such a hike. Intense and immediate altitude gains from the beginning and a constant increase in elevation, even through most of gazos. Most definitely a fantastic and beautiful hike, but definitely don't the difficulty for granted when going in this direction.

hiking
Thu Jul 06 2017

The map shows the trail head at the ranger kiosk. Temporary parking only. Proceed farther down to the first picnic area. Take the trail out the back of the picnic area and turn right. Then climb up a beautiful, but steep switch back. There's a view of the Pacific Ocean at the top of the ridge. The rest is a shaded fire road in the Redwoods.

hiking
Fri Jul 15 2011

Nice short trail, one of the smallest in Butano SP, but what it lacks in size in make up for in the Beauty of the area around it, good trail for kids and beginners as you have to take the Olmo fire road to reach this trail, witch is a flat road most of the way in

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Wed May 29 2019

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Mon Jan 21 2019

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Sun Dec 30 2018

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Sun Jul 15 2018

Sun Mar 04 2018

recorded Gazos Trail

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Sat Feb 03 2018

recorded No waterfall

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Sat Jan 13 2018

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Mon Oct 30 2017

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