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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

  • 171 Miles 275 Kilometers of Trail
  • 3 Recommended Routes
  • 11 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 48 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 3 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Santa Cruz - 59

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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
1.9 mi 3.1 km #4Enchanted Loop
Intermediate
Santa Cruz, CA
Intermediate
Santa Cruz, CA
1.3 mi 2.1 km #5Loch Trail
Easy
Lompico, CA
Easy
Lompico, CA
0.8 mi 1.3 km #6U-con Trail
Intermediate
Pasatiempo, CA
Intermediate
Pasatiempo, CA
1.0 mi 1.6 km #7Eagle Creek Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Mount Hermon, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Mount Hermon, CA
1.8 mi 3.0 km #8River Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Felton, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Felton, CA
5.7 mi 9.1 km #9West Ridge Trail
Intermediate
Aptos, CA
Intermediate
Aptos, CA
3.0 mi 4.8 km #10Fall Creek Trail
Intermediate
Felton, CA
Intermediate
Felton, CA

Photos of Santa Cruz - 107

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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
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