Lookout Loop Trail

MODERATE 16 reviews
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Lookout Loop Trail is a 2.8 mile loop trail located near Santa Cruz, California that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. 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.

2.8 miles
508 feet

dogs on leash



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running



Explore the wonders of Pogonip Park on these multi use trails. Keep a mindful eye out for bikers, and enjoy the beautiful scenery Trail start at the end of Golf Club Dr.

9 days ago

The trailhead they list here is tricky to find. It's behind a building on DuBois and up the hill. To get to it, drive to the end of Encinal (across DuBois), which is a culdesac next to a children's school. The trail starts at the rear corner of the parking lot adjacent to the culdesac, then goes straight up the hill towards the trees. The other option is to start at the trail in Harvey West Park and try to find your way. The route to Lookout Loop isn't marked, but just head north and you'll run into it. Good luck!

26 days ago

This is a great hike. The start as described on the site was hard to find so we started in Harvey West Park. The trails are well marked. The terrain is diverse and interesting.

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5 months ago

Starting in Harvey West park. IA few homeless people camping out in the lower Hills as you head up. Chaperel, meadow and redwoods. Loop including Spring meadow was an hour and a half at a lazy walk pace.

7 months ago

Nice climb and then some city views. Easy.

9 months ago

mountain biking
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Saturday, February 23, 2013

I pooped myself :(

Friday, March 09, 2012

I was confused when first took this trek because i could not find a trail marked Lookout Loop. So i decided to make a loop of the park using Lookout Trail. I did this by using several trails in the park Pogonip, Lookout, Spring,Fern and then the Bradshaw Trails.

Friday, July 08, 2011

Lookout Loop Trail and the trails around it have a little bit of everything. Streams, cliffs, redwoods, prairies and some moderate hiking parts. There are two bike racks at the trail head (near Golf Club Dr), but bikes are not allowed on the trail. There are a couple trails that allowed dogs, but Lookout Loop did not.