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Twisted Forest Trail Loop is a 0.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Aptos, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Length 0.9 mi Elevation gain 147 ft Route type Loop

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

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Note: California State Parks provides a seasonal bridge to access this trail system. During winter months the seasonal bridge is removed due to higher water flow. Use extreme caution while crossing the creek without the use of the seasonal bridge.

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Dominik Behr
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Toby B
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This little out and back could easily be made into a loop that is still doable for kids. Good section of forest with interesting scenery for such a short spur. Also, this is one of the best spots on the creek to hang out/play/explore for kids and dogs alike. There is a picnic table on the far side of the creek. Be very careful crossing the creek in the wet season, it can get very deep in places.

Feema Feema
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First to Review

This is a beautiful park. Within minutes of the main parking you can stroll into redwoods and have the kids play in the creek. As you wind your way into the forest along the creek you can cross it many times rock hopping. Longer hikes can be had here going for maple falls which we did once. I love this place.

Caden Leonard
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Kim S.
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Ricardo Ortega
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David Benjaminson
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Michael Parsons
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Hanna Pitz
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Steven B.
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Todd Marco
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Susan P
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Maria Romanenko
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Pedro Calmell
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Amanda Harper
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Leo Moran
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Liubov Ivashov
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Cedric Lopes
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Erika G
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David Benjaminson
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Amit Sail
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Mary Neal
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Ryan Robles
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Sabrina Garcia
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Annie Bourgeois
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Julian R.
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Mel Schott
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Tiffany L.
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Mary Montes Garcia
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Katie Casillas
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