Explore the best trails near Santa Cruz with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

walking

views

nature trips

hiking

birding

wild flowers

kid friendly

trail running

forest

mountain biking

beach

no dogs

wildlife

surfing

horseback riding

dogs on leash

river

Santa Cruz, California Map
VIEW FULL MAP

Great nature walk. Mostly flat. Lots of wildflowers, birds, bunnies. Saw a coyote when I was almost back to my car (parked on HWY 1)! That was pretty awesome :).

Love this trail. It's very easy to hike around and a nice place for family activities. You can hike down to beach and enjoy the magnificent scene

Great trail. I mostly enjoyed hiking along the coast. Parts of the trail east of PCH was fun but not as picturesque.

Beautiful scenery, quite flat walking path. Awesome views of the cliffs and ocean. Lots of wildlife. A little long for young kids to walk the whole way, but a good family walking path overall.

hiking
13 days ago

road biking
14 days ago

First time there. Very nice.