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Bayview Trail

Intermediate
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Redwood forest run winding around steep sided seasonal creek valleys.


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Map Key

1.5

Miles

2.4

KM

88%

Runnable

1,740' 530 m

High

1,329' 405 m

Low

36' 11 m

Up

445' 136 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

17%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Views

Open 8 a.m. to sunset.

Description

From the parking area near the Bayview Trail start, Bayview Trail is found by heading south from the parking area on Blue Springs Access Trail. After only a tenth of a mile, Blue Springs Trail is reached. Go left here onto Blue Springs Trail, and then almost immediately go right/south onto Bayview Trail at a trail junction marked by a trail signpost.

Now on Bayview Trail, after about a tenth of a mile, go left at an unmarked trail junction to stay on Bayview Trail. Going straight at this trail junction would take one to the Bayview Youth Camps on Bayview Youth Camps Access Spur. Then almost immediately there is a well marked trail junction that is the start of Redwood Trail - stay to the right and follow the signpost arrow to continue on Bayview Trail.

Bayview Trail is entirely in the pretty redwood forest with its dense undergrowth. The trail is on the west/ocean side of the Santa Cruz Mountains and Mt. Madonna. It runs on the hillsides that are the western slopes of Mt. Madonna. So the runner has steep, densely forested terrain falling off to the west/right and rising to the east/left. Several seasonal streams cut steep sided valleys as they also flow down to the west.

A couple of side trails are passed - Sprig Trail at the 0.4 mile mark, and East Bayview Trail at the 0.9 mile mark. Although this trail is Bayview Trail, there is only one view of the bay/ocean (Monterrey Bay) that can be seen through the trees at about the 0.6 mile mark.

After passing East Bayview Trail, Bayview Trail continues in the redwoods and reaches the park boundary very near the road, at the 1.4 mile mark. The trail does continue for another tenth of a mile to emerge from the forest on the side of Hecker Pass Road/CA 152, at Hecker Pass - 1,309 feet.

Flora & Fauna

Dense, mixed redwood forest with thick undergrowth.

Contacts

Shared By:

Joan Pendleton

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Photos

Very TALL, stately redwoods reach to the sky on a sunny January day in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Jan 18, 2021 near Interlaken, CA
BIG redwoods along Bayview Trail in Mt. Madonna County Park.
Jan 18, 2021 near Interlaken, CA
Redwoods crowd around Bayview Trail here.
Jan 18, 2021 near Interlaken, CA
A lush, steep sided seasonal stream valley complete with beautiful ferns, is to the left of Bayview Trail here in the redwood forest.
Jan 18, 2021 near Interlaken, CA
A glimpse of the surrounding Santa Cruz Mountains, looking northwest from Bayview Trail.
Jan 18, 2021 near Interlaken, CA
Eucalyptus trees with their light colored shaggy bark, are mixed in with others at the east end of Sprig Trail.
Dec 27, 2020 near Interlaken, CA

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