Best trails in Watsonville, California

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Looking for a great trail near Watsonville, California? AllTrails has 20 great hiking trails, trail running trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Pinnacles National Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like West Waddell Creek State Wilderness or Almaden Quicksilver County Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 12 easy trails in Watsonville ranging from 1 to 8.3 miles and from 6 to 2,253 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Watsonville, California
Top trails (20)
#1 - Byrne Trail
Byrne-Milliron Forest
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 44 m
Owned by the Land Trust of Santa Cruz County. Beautiful Forest with a lot of elevation change. Wide trails, picnic areas with gorgeous views of the Monterey BayShow more
#2 - Mount Madonna Meadow Trail Loop
Mount Madonna County Park
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 10 m
The Meadow Trail passes the pen holding the park's small herd of white fallow dear - a crowd-pleasing locale for youngsters. The park south of San Jose, California, has three popular campgrounds that might leave parents wondering where to work off some of their kids' energy. While some kids are up for much longer hikes, this 2.5-miler is a great choice if you're not sure how much the little tykes can handle. When you're done, wander over to the Henry Miller House site and explore the ruins of the summer house he built here during the 19th century. The white fallow deer were given to his heirs by William Randolph Hearst, the famous newspaper baron. With its abundance of shade, this is a great all-season hike.Show more
#3 - Loop and Tan Oak Trail
Mount Madonna County Park
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 32 m
#4 - Aj's Point of View
Byrne-Milliron Forest
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 44 m
#5 - Pinto Lake County Park Loop
Pinto Lake County Park
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 13 m
#6 - Manresa Beach Trail
Manresa State Beach
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 1 h 44 m
#7 - Byrne Trail and Hardwood Trail Loop
Byrne-Milliron Forest
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 1 h
#8 - Lower Miller Trail and Ridge Road Loop
Mount Madonna County Park
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 49 m
The ruins of the Miller place are very cool! They are in the beginning of this hike to the right at the dead end of the paved road that it starts on.Show more
#9 - Byrne-Milliron Trail
Byrne-Milliron Forest
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 45 m
#10 - Buzzard Lagoon
The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 2 h 45 m
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