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129 mi 208 km of trail 4 Featured Runs

Easy Trails 36 Trails Intermediate Trails 23 Trails Hard Trails 1 Trail
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Featured Runs in Santa Cruz - 4

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Favorite West Waddell Creek trickles through a verdant forest in Big Basin Redwoods State Park.
Intermediate

Skyline to the Sea Trail

25.4 mi 40.9 km • Point to Point • 1,910 ft Ascent 582.14 m Ascent

(14) Saratoga, CA
Favorite Fall nestled right off the trail
Intermediate

Henry Cowell Park

8.4 mi 13.6 km • Loop • 1,614 ft Ascent 491.82 m Ascent

(13) Felton, CA
Favorite Duck under a blowdown covered in beautiful shelf fungi
Intermediate

Big Basin Skyline To Sea 50K

29.8 mi 48.0 km • Point to Point • 4,786 ft Ascent 1458.65 m Ascent

(2) Saratoga, CA
Favorite Loch Lomond from Highland Trail.
Easy/Intermediate

Highland Loop

4.8 mi 7.8 km • Loop • 695 ft Ascent 211.92 m Ascent

(4) Lompico, CA

Trails in Santa Cruz - 56

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0.7 mi 1.2 km #1Redwood Grove Loop Trail
Easy
Mount Hermon, CA
Easy
0.7 mi 1.2 km Mount Hermon, CA 10 
4.7 mi 7.6 km #2Ohlone Bluff Trail
Easy
Santa Cruz, CA
Easy
4.7 mi 7.6 km Santa Cruz, CA
3.7 mi 5.9 km #3Engleman's Loop
Easy/Intermediate
Santa Cruz, CA
Easy/Intermediate
3.7 mi 5.9 km Santa Cruz, CA
1.9 mi 3.1 km #4Enchanted Loop
Difficult
Santa Cruz, CA
Difficult
1.9 mi 3.1 km Santa Cruz, CA
2.0 mi 3.3 km #5Emma McCrary Trail
Easy
Santa Cruz, CA
Easy
2.0 mi 3.3 km Santa Cruz, CA
1.3 mi 2.1 km #6Loch Trail
Easy
Lompico, CA
Easy
1.3 mi 2.1 km Lompico, CA
1.0 mi 1.6 km #7Eagle Creek Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Mount Hermon, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
1.0 mi 1.6 km Mount Hermon, CA
1.8 mi 3.0 km #8River Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Felton, CA
Easy/Intermediate
1.8 mi 3.0 km Felton, CA
0.8 mi 1.3 km #9U-con Trail
Intermediate
Pasatiempo, CA
Intermediate
0.8 mi 1.3 km Pasatiempo, CA
3.0 mi 4.8 km #10Fall Creek Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Felton, CA
Easy/Intermediate
3.0 mi 4.8 km Felton, CA
6.4 mi 10.3 km #11Wilder Ridge Loop
Intermediate
Santa Cruz, CA
Intermediate
6.4 mi 10.3 km Santa Cruz, CA
11.4 mi 18.3 km #12Aptos Creek Fire Road
Easy/Intermediate
Aptos, CA
Easy/Intermediate
11.4 mi 18.3 km Aptos, CA
3.4 mi 5.5 km #13Flow Trail
Intermediate
Day Valley, CA
Intermediate
3.4 mi 5.5 km Day Valley, CA
5.7 mi 9.1 km #14West Ridge Trail
Intermediate
Aptos, CA
Intermediate
5.7 mi 9.1 km Aptos, CA
1.9 mi 3.0 km #15Bridge Creek Trail
Intermediate
Day Valley, CA
Intermediate
1.9 mi 3.0 km Day Valley, CA
3.2 mi 5.2 km #16Baldwin Loop
Easy/Intermediate
Santa Cruz, CA
Easy/Intermediate
3.2 mi 5.2 km Santa Cruz, CA
3.7 mi 5.9 km #17Eucalyptus Loop
Easy/Intermediate
Pasatiempo, CA
Easy/Intermediate
3.7 mi 5.9 km Pasatiempo, CA
2.3 mi 3.7 km #18Long Meadow Trail
Easy
Felton, CA
Easy
2.3 mi 3.7 km Felton, CA
6.0 mi 9.6 km #19Hihn's Mill Road
Easy/Intermediate
Day Valley, CA
Easy/Intermediate
6.0 mi 9.6 km Day Valley, CA
1.8 mi 2.9 km #20Bacon Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Day Valley, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
1.8 mi 2.9 km Day Valley, CA

Photos of Santa Cruz - 102

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Fall nestled right off the trail
Apr 8, 2018 near Felton, CA
View above the ranch house, Monterey Bay and Santa Cruz is in the distance.
Mar 31, 2019 near Ben Lomond, CA
Looking past the redwoods to the Pacific Ocean in the distance, from Sand Point Overlook
Dec 10, 2017 near Day Valley, CA
Groves of redwoods.
Sep 24, 2017 near Ben Lomond, CA
Giant trees.
Dec 18, 2015 near Mount H…, CA
Looking out over the redwood forested ridges, to the Pacific Ocean, from high on West Ridge Trail.
Dec 10, 2017 near Day Valley, CA
Last beach before we turned around on the Ohlone Bluff Trail.
Oct 11, 2017 near Santa Cruz, CA
Trail begins to the left past the gate.
Aug 3, 2019 near Soquel, CA

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