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Lower Miller Trail and Ridge Road Loop is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Watsonville, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.6 mi Elevation gain 252 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Walking Forest Views Wild flowers
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The ruins of the Miller place are very cool! They are in the beginning of this hike to the right at the dead end of the paved road that it starts on.

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John Mussotto
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Nice easy hike.

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Brian Simpson
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Barry Katz
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Christie Herrington
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Trail name is not “Miller Ruins Loop” on the trail markers - so we got lost for 2.4 miles (newbies). This trail is more intense than it’s “easy” rating. We enjoyed it on a beautiful, late December afternoon, but the sun is on the other side of the mountain by that time of day so it was chilly. We could have used gloves & beanies along with our sweatshirts.

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Toby B
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I included this loop on a longer loop around the whole park. The ruins of the Miller place are so cool! They are in the beginning of this hike to the right at the dead end of the paved road that it starts on. They are definitely the highlight; this part of Loop Trail, the cut off, and Ridge Road are pretty boring. Heavily trafficked, so not much wildlife. They skirt the archery course which looks super fun in itself. There are kid friendly hikes that aren’t on fire roads in this park that are way more inspiring; a convenient one from the ruins would be Tan Oak Trail. You can do it as an out and back based on the stamina of your group, just turning around when you feel like it.

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Jennifer Verner
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Beautiful! Short hike, down, then up. Great for kids. Stopped to see the white fallow deer afterwards. Also saw lizards and deer in the forest, which the kids enjoyed. Redwoods, ruins, wildlife!

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Angela Chang
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Sanaz Behbahani
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T G
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Arcadia Alatorre
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Scott Estes
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Ursula Rodriguez
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Joshua Flowers
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Robyn Rauss
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Ralph Lim
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Pepe Pineda
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Luis Medrano
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Jared Sewell
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Julia T.
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Bridget O’Brien
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Todd Wells
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Paul Masciocchi
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Jon Shamieh
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Yungho Koo
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