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Recommended Routes in Santa Cruz - 3

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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 1,910' Up 582.14 m Up 4,515' Down 1376.15 m Down

Saratoga, CA
Favorite Fall nestled right off the trail
Intermediate

Henry Cowell Park

8.4 mi 13.6 km 1,614' Up 491.82 m Up 1,614' Down 492.03 m Down

Felton, CA
Favorite Loch Lomond from Highland Trail.
Intermediate

Highland Loop

4.8 mi 7.8 km 695' Up 211.92 m Up 670' Down 204.18 m Down

Lompico, CA

Santa Cruz Running

  • 173 Miles 279 Kilometers of Trail
  • 3 Recommended Routes
  • 14 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 47 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 2 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Santa Cruz - 60

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0.7 mi 1.2 km #1Redwood Grove Loop Trail
Easy
Mount Hermon, CA
Easy
Mount Hermon, CA 12 
4.7 mi 7.6 km #2Ohlone Bluff Trail
Easy
Santa Cruz, CA
Easy
Santa Cruz, CA 10 
3.7 mi 5.9 km #3Engleman's Loop
Intermediate
Santa Cruz, CA
Intermediate
Santa Cruz, CA
1.3 mi 2.1 km #4Loch Trail
Easy
Lompico, CA
Easy
Lompico, CA
1.9 mi 3.1 km #5Enchanted Loop
Intermediate
Santa Cruz, CA
Intermediate
Santa Cruz, CA
0.8 mi 1.3 km #6U-con Trail
Intermediate
Pasatiempo, CA
Intermediate
Pasatiempo, CA
2.7 mi 4.3 km #7Old Cove Landing Trail 7/27/22
Easy/Intermediate
Santa Cruz, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Santa Cruz, CA
1.0 mi 1.6 km #8Eagle Creek Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Mount Hermon, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Mount Hermon, CA
1.8 mi 3.0 km #9River Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Felton, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Felton, CA
5.7 mi 9.1 km #10West Ridge Trail
Intermediate
Aptos, CA
Intermediate
Aptos, CA

Photos of Santa Cruz - 113

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Seals swimming and sunning.
Jul 29, 2022 near Santa Cruz, CA
There are narrow cliffs to walk out on...
Jul 29, 2022 near Santa Cruz, CA
View of the Cliffs and Grotto
Jul 29, 2022 near Santa Cruz, CA
Fall nestled right off the trail
Apr 8, 2018 near Felton, CA
Ocean vistas
Jan 1, 2021 near Santa Cruz, CA
Trail begins to the left past the gate.
Aug 3, 2019 near Soquel, CA
Left or right path of tree with prayer Flags leads back Land of Medicine Buddha
Aug 3, 2019 near Day Valley, CA
Trail next to creek
Aug 3, 2019 near Soquel, CA