Long Meadow and Cave Gulch Loop

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Wilder Ranch State Park

Long Meadow and Cave Gulch Loop is a 5.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Santa Cruz, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round.

Length5.1 miElevation gain672 ftRoute typeOut & back
Kid friendlyHikingMountain bikingrunningForestViewsWildflowersWildlifeRockyScrambleNo shadeNo dogs
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Plenty of parking at the UCSC west entrance. Varying nature, from open field and ocean views to shaded forest and creek. Great for an afternoon hike.

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Molly Adams
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Bird watching

Great trail, lots of sun, lots of forest!

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Michael Mack
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Hiking

Great trail beautiful view

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Jason Schultz
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Mountain bikingMuddyRocky
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In our experience (running with two boys (6 and 8) on bikes), NOT easy or recommended. Good hiking trail. Would not recommend for biking.

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MarknDiane Bowen
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Hiking
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Laetitia Benador
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Hiking
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Matt Steel
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Hiking
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Roberto Konow
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Hiking
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Erin Bushelman
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Hiking
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Rose Calucchia
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Hiking
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Rikard Kjellberg
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Running
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