Three Mile Trail Loop is a 1.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Soquel, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. 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.

Distance: 1.5 miles Elevation Gain: 318 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

UPDATE (May 1, 2020): This park is 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. Although this park is open to local residents, they must abide by the following guidelines: Stay Local: Walk or bike into the park. Do not drive to the park. Stay Active: Keep walking, jogging, hiking and biking. Watch for one-way trails. Stay Safer at 6 Feet: Maintain a physical distance of 6 feet or more. Gatherings, picnics and parties are not allowed. Visitors are being asked to leave if there are too many people at the park or on trails to allow for the required physical distance. Stay Clean: Be prepared. Bring soap/sanitizer and pack out all trash. Statewide, many parks and beaches are temporarily closed or have very limited access to ensure Californians are abiding and practicing physical distancing. The goals are to make sure people are safe and to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 as much as possible. To view the list of closures and what they mean to the public, please visit www.parks.ca.gov/FlattenTheCurve. Closed on Saturdays.

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7 months ago

This trail is not located in Nisene Marks State Park. It is located on the land of the adjacent retreat, Land of the Medicine Buddha. There is a way to get to it from the park but you’ll be hiking a long ways, via the West Ridge trail and the 6-mile loop trail on LOMB

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10 months ago

Beautiful surprise hidden within town of Aptos. Park down the hill at Safeway lot and walk in. Diverse trail with lots of surprises and levels of trails and routes. Kid and dog friendly (I believe). Pack a lunch, there is a section on route to an old tree with picnic benches. Nice easy trail with tons of photo ops!

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recorded Three Mile Trail Loop

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recorded Recording - Sep 02, 12:08 PM

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