Explore the most popular trails near Ben Lomond with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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Bigfoot is a real dude, we had a great time kickin it.

Lived close by the Quail Hollow for years. Great vistas all along the way to the top. Many other great trails around as well.

Monday, November 14, 2016

This place DOES NOT allow dogs on any trails, despite the description on the AllTrails website. We weren't able to explore the trails because we had our dog with us, but it seems like a great place for nature lovers. The lady in the park office was kind enough to direct us to Henry Cowell State Park nearby, which has some nice trails for dogs.

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Easy and fun

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

I like this trail a lot! It's close to my house, which makes it convenient. The only thing I really don't like about it, is the sand. It's kind of obnoxious and sometimes there is sand covering horse poop and you'll accidentally step in it. I guess it could be worse. It's a beautiful hike, though!

Saturday, August 08, 2015

It's a great little hike. I wouldn't do it on a really hot day. There's a nice balance of shade and sun, good views of the valley. I took the Wood Rat Trail instead of the Sunset all the way. It's a good way to avoid Horse Pies, since it's strictly a footpath. Hardly anybody there-seems like a well-kept secret.

Monday, November 12, 2012

A beautiful and quiet hike. My wife and I are avid hikers from the North East and have relocated to Santa Cruz. We are delighted this hike is a short drive and will be a perfect trek to bring friends and visitors. The local Eagle Scout troop has built a few benches which are great, and there are even some picnic tables near the top. I believe kids would be able to complete and enjoy this hike, most of the trail is soft under foot as it is sandy. The trail is shared by horse riders, so watch where you step. Recommended!'

Monday, June 12, 2017

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Saturday, December 27, 2014