Fantastic trail! Very varied scenery: meadows, redwoods, dry ethereal tree groves. Not a terribly difficult hike- I would say it’s closer to an “easy” than a “moderate” level. Long, but not very steep inclines.

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no shade
20 hours ago

Great, short & easy hike with beautiful views, worth it!

Not steep, very nice forest and Nature. Cool viewpoint and benches at the end.

It was a gorgeous trail.. such beautiful surprises like seals and caves and coves when you go out closer to the bluffs edge to view the spectacular vistas.. wonderful spring flowers all along the trail just added the the scenic beauty.. it was very very windy, but on a warm day with a jacket we made do

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over grown
1 day ago

Lots of mtn bikers and Poison ivy

Beautiful! Followed the rules and went after 5 p.m. and it was packed with people. You could tell people had been there long before us. Plenty of places to park along the highway as the parking area was closed. Small, very cool beach! You have to kind of stumble down a narrow rocky path from the road but it's worth it. The cave was cool. Follow the ridge on top to the left and the views are amazing!

Some nice areas around creeks but largely in deforested meadows. Mountain bikers are a constant and the traffic is relatively high for me. Beautiful old growth is occasionally there though and some ocean views

Loved this loop! Scenic, variety of plant life, and some adorable wildlife. You definitely need to download a map ahead of time because there were several forks that had no signage. I ran it in just under two hours in the morning time on a weekday and only passed a few hikers and a couple mtn bikers. I did find about ten small ticks on my right sock when I took off my shoes after, so just be vigilant of the brush. Definitely recommend!

One of my favorite trails! Today was overcast cast and cool, perfect conditions for our 10+ miles. Very few people out today which made it easy to social distance.

Easy hike with decent inclines. Wide trails and nice stroll but lots of MTB’s. Once on the trail, wish we would have brought ours. 50/50 shades vs sun. Beautiful wild flowers, and birds.

The views were okay but nothing too amazing. High trafficked a lot of bicycles. Didn’t find a nice area by the ocean to eat my snacks.

We went and it was closed, there was no where to park very pretty though from what we could see!

Parking closed parked on side and walked 3 miles until I decided to walk back very nice not crowded

Beautiful hike. Found 12 ticks so far between 2 people and a dog. Make sure you take precautions.

on Enchanted Loop Trail

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rocky
14 days ago

Nice combination hike of chaparral, meadow, redwood forest, cool rock standings and lime kiln are awesome looking! Tiny little creek is lovely and really just put a big smile of my face although it was pretty heavily trafficked we went on spring box trail and cut off a lot of people viewing which I like :)

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23 days ago

Full of homeless encampments. Don’t be fooled by the beautifully manicured entrance. After hiking in for 10 minutes, I found one after one examples of disgusting, needle laden, plastic trash ridden areas right on the trail. Horrifying and a shame.

mountain biking
24 days ago

420, magic carpet,pipeline, swamp ,44 logs, 7 springs and bronco iut.. it was a good day

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off trail
27 days ago

Great hike, kinda went off trail as in I didn’t follow it exactly. Was shaded in many areas, and steep in a few. Redwood trail was close by the road so it was kind of noisy. Great views of Santa Cruz and you could see moss landing from “the top of world” lookout.

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rocky
29 days ago

This is such a pretty and relaxing walk! We walked it with sandals and that wasn’t the best idea, but there is beach access and we had a nice picnic by the water!

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no shade
1 month ago

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over grown
1 month ago

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rocky
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

I liked half of this loop. One whole portion is full of poison oak so be careful. The poppy’s were beautiful

I would not recommend this trail. It goes along a bunch of homeless camps and mainly used by bike riders. I would take the bike less trails and stay off any little side trails. They more than likely lead you to homeless camps. Pogonip used to be better but now it’s full of homeless in every nook and cranny of the park!

this is one of my most favorite places to go when I am in Santa Cruz. I've jogged this, walked it, whale watched, watched the surfers, seen sea otters and sea lions all from this area. it is quite amazing

Simple, very pretty, bring a sweater

Did a bit of a different loop but enjoyed it. Beautiful views and fun change of scenery throughout. Saw a bunch of wild Turkeys

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blowdown
closed
flooded
muddy
off trail
rocky
washed out
2 months ago

The trail is great starting out but Buckeye trail is not there and we had to climbed down an embankment, crawled under fallen trees to cross a waist deep river to get back on the trail. Luckily, we had walking sticks. Be careful and bring battery pack and enough water.

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