Monarch Butterfly Natural Preserve Loop

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Natural Bridges State Beach

Monarch Butterfly Natural Preserve Loop is a 0.6 mile loop trail located near Santa Cruz, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Distance: 0.6 miles Elevation Gain: 22 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

views

wildlife

no dogs

Please note: This trail continues to be temporarily closed to vehicular access, meaning there are no parking facilities and parking on roadways is prohibited to protect public health from the COVID-19 pandemic. It is open to local residents. See here for more info: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=30355

Quick little hike through the monarch butterfly preserve. Saw a deer, a few ducks near the swamp, and about four butterflies total. Mostly shaded.

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recorded Recording - Jun 11, 1:34 PM

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Sat Oct 07 2017

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Sat Oct 11 2014

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Sun May 20 2012