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Merry-Go-Round Trail

Intermediate
 3.0 (2)

A great trail that allows for a loop through the park.


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Map Key

2.3

Miles

3.6

KM

77%

Runnable

1,637' 499 m

High

497' 152 m

Low

1,140' 347 m

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0' 0 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (5°)

30%

Max Grade (17°)

Dogs Leashed

Features River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Open 8 a.m. to sunset.

Description

The Merry-Go-Round Trail is a wide trail that climbs along the east side of the park to a great viewing area. On the way up it connects with the Ridge Trail, Old Mine Trail, and Tie Camp Trail before continuing for another half-mile to end at the Loop Trail. Most of it is shaded except for a large clear area at the top of a ridge where you'll find some nice vistas.

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Shared By:

Matthew St with improvements by Joan Pendleton

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The forested ridges of the Santa Cruz Mountains with some winter color, seen from an open stretch along Ridge Trail.
Dec 27, 2020 near Interlaken, CA
Surrounding forested hills and meadows to the north, high on Merry-Go-Round Trail.
Dec 31, 2020 near Interlaken, CA
High on Merry-Go-Round Trail, looking east.
Dec 31, 2020 near Interlaken, CA
Distant mountains seen through the brush and trees when climbing on Merry-Go-Round Trail.
Dec 31, 2020 near Interlaken, CA
A creekside picnic table among the sunlit redwoods and oaks along Merry-Go-Round Trail.
Dec 31, 2020 near Gilroy, CA
Top of the ridge on Merry-Go-Round Trail.
Sep 18, 2016 near Interlaken, CA

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