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Ox Road Trail to Garden of Eden is a 1.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Felton, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October.

Distance: 1.5 miles Elevation Gain: 170 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

lake

rails trails

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

The Ox trail follows the San Lorenzo River for a beautiful stretch of trail. enjoy the dappled light from big leaf maples and alder trees. Keep your eyes out for deer. birds, and other signs of wildlife

2 months ago

This is definitely the best swimming hole that I know of near the San Jose and Santa Cruz area. Does anyone know of any other hikes/swimming holes similar to this one?

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muddy
3 months ago

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4 months ago

Nice quiet walk.

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5 months ago

doesn't say where to park on 9, or where trail starts.

6 months ago

super peaceful

Awesome trail, walk to the end and see the river!

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bugs
9 months ago

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10 months ago

Great shaded walkthat leads to a steep hill to get to a cold river.

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10 months ago

I love this quiet hike along the railroad amidst the beautiful Santa Cruz redwoods. Since social media made the Garden of Eden a hot spot, we decided to veer elsewhere (somewhere dog-friendly) so we found a little opening along the San Lorenzo River. Had a blast wading in the running waters playing fetch with the pups and sunbathing the day away.

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private property
11 months ago

you have to walk along railroad track. and it's an active railroad. be careful!

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11 months ago

great morning walk but I thought all tails quit. it didn't.

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Mon Sep 05 2016

Very easy hike. This is the trail you use to get to the Garden of Eden. 90% of the trail is flat ground walking along railroad tracks. Beautiful trees and river following the trail.

fishing
Fri Aug 14 2015

For anyone wondering, here is the entrance to the Garden of Eden. Follow the trail down until the railroad tracks. Follow the tracks and watch on your left for some no drinking signs. The trail is easy to walk and very flat. It gets a little steep as you get to Eden.

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recorded Recording - May 10, 07:02 PM

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