Old Growth Trail is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Aptos, California that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
269 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

bird watching

forest

views

no dogs

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4 months ago

I think this (and Oak Ridge Loop) is one of the best loops in the park for kids/families/newbies to the park in general. You get the best creek crossing and a picnic table next to it to enjoy the area with lots of little loops and places for kids to explore. The hike itself is not too strenuous uphill and the old downed tree is really cool. You get a good sample of the foliage and scenery this park offers. Be careful with the creek crossing in the wet season. Rain boots are a good idea, especially now. The fall colors are beautiful and the forest smells amazing. (11/2018)

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful and easy hike!

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

This is my go-to trail for any visitors. Short, sweet, and there’s a 1000 year old downed tree you can walk on!

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Friday, March 30, 2018

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