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78 mi 125 km of trail 6 Rides

Easy Trails 13 Trails Intermediate Trails 18 Trails Hard Trails 2 Trails
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Rides in Santa Cruz - 6

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Favorite Rippin the berm.
Difficult

Braille Flow

19.2 mi 30.9 km • Loop • 3,112 ft Ascent 948.4 m Ascent

(139) Day Valley, CA
Favorite Redwood "fairy rings" on the Old Cabin Trail.
Intermediate/Difficult

Wilder Ranch Singletrack Loops

14.1 mi 22.7 km • Point to Point • 1,487 ft Ascent 453.27 m Ascent

(48) Santa Cruz, CA
Favorite This is the typical quality of the trail in the spring. The 2 muddy spots were at a similar grade/width as this so they're easy to navigate.
Intermediate

Circle Loop

18.5 mi 29.8 km • Loop • 1,310 ft Ascent 399.36 m Ascent

(33) Santa Cruz, CA
Favorite the views are just phenomenal!! One of the most relaxing ride I've ever ridden! Photo by Dinno Domingo.
Easy

Wilder Ranch Coast Trail

14.3 mi 23.1 km • Loop • 148 ft Ascent 45.15 m Ascent

(29) Santa Cruz, CA
Favorite About 1 mile into the trail. Just got off the paved road and now this is the fire-road. Harder singletrack running parallel.
Intermediate

Best of Nisene

18.4 mi 29.7 km • Loop • 1,810 ft Ascent 551.8 m Ascent

(16) Seacliff, CA
Favorite the views are just phenomenal!! One of the most relaxing ride I've ever ridden! Photo by Dinno Domingo.
Intermediate/Difficult

Best of Wilder Ranch

16.6 mi 26.7 km • Point to Point • 1,371 ft Ascent 417.87 m Ascent

(20) Santa Cruz, CA

Trails in Santa Cruz - 27

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3.4 mi 5.5 km #1Flow Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Day Valley, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
3.4 mi 5.5 km Day Valley, CA 101 
2.0 mi 3.3 km #2Emma McCrary Trail
Intermediate
Santa Cruz, CA
Intermediate
2.0 mi 3.3 km Santa Cruz, CA 44 
1.4 mi 2.2 km #3Braille Trail
Difficult
Day Valley, CA
Difficult
1.4 mi 2.2 km Day Valley, CA 39 
2.1 mi 3.4 km #4Enchanted Loop
Difficult
Santa Cruz, CA
Difficult
2.1 mi 3.4 km Santa Cruz, CA 36 
14.2 mi 22.9 km #5Aptos Creek Fire Road
Intermediate
Aptos, CA
Intermediate
14.2 mi 22.9 km Aptos, CA 21 
0.8 mi 1.3 km #6U-con Trail
Intermediate
Pasatiempo, CA
Intermediate
0.8 mi 1.3 km Pasatiempo, CA 15 
2.4 mi 3.8 km #7Ridge Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Day Valley, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
2.4 mi 3.8 km Day Valley, CA 15 
2.0 mi 3.2 km #8Sawpit Trail
Difficult
Day Valley, CA
Difficult
2.0 mi 3.2 km Day Valley, CA 10 
1.5 mi 2.4 km #9Old Cabin
Intermediate
Santa Cruz, CA
Intermediate
1.5 mi 2.4 km Santa Cruz, CA 11 
2.5 mi 4.0 km #10Glenwood Open Preserve - West
Intermediate
Scotts Valley, CA
Intermediate
2.5 mi 4.0 km Scotts Valley, CA
1.3 mi 2.1 km #11La Corona Trail
Difficult
Pasatiempo, CA
Difficult
1.3 mi 2.1 km Pasatiempo, CA
1.9 mi 3.0 km #12Corral Trail
Intermediate
Day Valley, CA
Intermediate
1.9 mi 3.0 km Day Valley, CA
3.7 mi 5.9 km #13Eucalyptus Loop
Intermediate
Pasatiempo, CA
Intermediate
3.7 mi 5.9 km Pasatiempo, CA
4.7 mi 7.6 km #14Ohlone Bluff Trail
Easy
Santa Cruz, CA
Easy
4.7 mi 7.6 km Santa Cruz, CA 10 
3.7 mi 5.9 km #15Engleman's Loop
Intermediate
Santa Cruz, CA
Intermediate
3.7 mi 5.9 km Santa Cruz, CA 11 
1.1 mi 1.8 km #16Twin Oaks
Intermediate
Santa Cruz, CA
Intermediate
1.1 mi 1.8 km Santa Cruz, CA
1.4 mi 2.3 km #17Anna Jean Loop
Intermediate
Soquel, CA
Intermediate
1.4 mi 2.3 km Soquel, CA
0.9 mi 1.5 km #18Zane Grey Cutoff: Steep, technical and rocky
Intermediate/Difficult
Santa Cruz, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
0.9 mi 1.5 km Santa Cruz, CA
6.4 mi 10.3 km #19Wilder Ridge Loop
Intermediate
Santa Cruz, CA
Intermediate
6.4 mi 10.3 km Santa Cruz, CA 14 
1.6 mi 2.6 km #20Aptos Rancho Trail
Intermediate
Aptos, CA
Intermediate
1.6 mi 2.6 km Aptos, CA
1.6 mi 2.5 km #21Cowboy Loop
Intermediate/Difficult
Santa Cruz, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
1.6 mi 2.5 km Santa Cruz, CA
2.3 mi 3.7 km #22Long Meadow
Easy/Intermediate
Felton, CA
Easy/Intermediate
2.3 mi 3.7 km Felton, CA
1.4 mi 2.2 km #23Chinquapin Trail
Intermediate
Felton, CA
Intermediate
1.4 mi 2.2 km Felton, CA
1.6 mi 2.6 km #24Sulphur Springs Rd.
Intermediate/Difficult
Day Valley, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
1.6 mi 2.6 km Day Valley, CA
6.4 mi 10.2 km #25Hihn's Mill Road
Intermediate
Day Valley, CA
Intermediate
6.4 mi 10.2 km Day Valley, CA
2.2 mi 3.6 km #26Old Cove Landing Trail
Easy
Santa Cruz, CA
Easy
2.2 mi 3.6 km Santa Cruz, CA
3.2 mi 5.2 km #27Baldwin Loop
Intermediate
Santa Cruz, CA
Intermediate
3.2 mi 5.2 km Santa Cruz, CA 12 

Photos of Santa Cruz - 88

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Ride on!
Jun 3, 2014 near Day Valley, CA
the views are just phenomenal!! One of the most relaxing ride I've ever ridden! Photo by Dinno Domingo.
Jul 5, 2016 near Santa Cruz, CA
Last beach before we turned around
Apr 15, 2013 near Santa Cruz, CA
Rippin the berm.
Apr 27, 2016 near Day Valley, CA
Scenic viewpoint everywhere!
Apr 15, 2013 near Santa Cruz, CA
Sunset view
Apr 15, 2013 near Santa Cruz, CA
Flow Trail, start of Segment 2.
Nov 18, 2018 near Day Valley, CA
This is a typical feature with optional ride-around on Braille.
Nov 19, 2018 near Day Valley, CA