Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails near Watsonville 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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1 month ago

The views from the campground trails are quite nice, as is the campground itself. Lovely, secluded, wide, sandy beach with excellent surf.

It is now closed, there is parking sort of office of barrier, but also broken car glass from break ins, park at your own risk

Hauntingly beautiful. Such a treat to see the white deer.

We went there with our dog. The trail was ok, it was difficult to see the road it self so we didn’t really know where to go.

I'd rate this easy, not moderate...it's a levee trail after all and so basically level. We actually parked at Sunset State Beach (although you can park on the road side for free) and got to the trail via the 0.6 mile connector on the map. That is a private road through an organic farm and we planned to ask permission but never saw anyone. You could avoid this by entering about a mile up the trail at the Waste Water Treatment Plant where there is a dedicated parking area. The trail is actually a levee road, at least as far as we went to Main St. in Watsonville, mostly dirt but with a short paved section and is wide enough for two bike riders with the Pajaro River on one side and strawberry and cauliflower fields on the other.
Plus: we saw a big bobcat hunting on the river side.
Minus: we got punctures in all four tires from tiny thorns.

on Manresa Beach Trail

fishing
5 months ago

Surf Perch.

This is a great park for families who also go to Manzanita County Park. It is very accessible from towns like Aromas and Prunedale, and has good beginner hiking trails with lots of wildlife to see.

hiking
10 months ago

Nice hike along the ocean. We walked south and up the trail to the entrance to Sunset State (restrooms located here) and back. 4.7 miles. There were a few walkers along the way, with a few people fishing and surfing. Walking in sand can be tough.

hiking
Saturday, July 15, 2017

Continuous sandy coastline for many miles in both directions. Neither too crowded nor too desolate. Clean and safe to go barefoot. If you walk N to the end of the bay you can climb the stairs, turn left, and walk along some nicely wooded tracks to the beach town of Capitola.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Super easy out and back trail. Mostly on a boardwalk do it's great for strollers and wheelchairs. Lots of birds, especially during migration. Very peaceful. The photos featured above are not Kirby Park, they are either Struve or Watsonville Slough. While the parking lot does look pretty sketchy, I think the partying takes place in the evening.

hiking
Thursday, March 16, 2017

manresa beach trail is a completely joyous hiking trail, the look, smell, taste of the ocean made for a great ombiance and for suffering from a stroke 12-28-2016 it was perfect for my first hike of the season

hiking
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Real ruins of old meadows estate, nice trail scenic route.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

The gate was locked at the road so that is where we and others had to park. It didn't feel very safe to leave our car there. Lots of spray painted signs and empty beer bottles. Otherwise, beautiful scenery.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Beautiful, did this trail Friday of the labor day weekend, beauty is definitely more than skin deep. from the approach to the park, the redwoods provoking excitement, the majestic redwoods the smell the look the taste, the strength in the quite of the forest, beautiful

walking
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Enjoyable, easy, paved trail with views of the water and hills. Had a faint musty odor due to the stagnant nature of a slough. Overall, relaxing & fun.

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5 months ago

on Meadow Trail Loop

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8 months ago

road biking
11 months ago

on Meadow Trail Loop

hiking
Saturday, November 04, 2017

on Meadow Trail Loop

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

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Sunday, August 06, 2017

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