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Recommended Routes in Santa Cruz - 6

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Favorite Rippin the berm.
Difficult

Braille Flow

19.2 mi 30.9 km 3,112' Up 948.4 m Up 3,106' Down 946.73 m Down

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

Wilder Ranch Singletrack Loops

14.1 mi 22.7 km 1,487' Up 453.27 m Up 1,477' Down 450.15 m Down

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 1,310' Up 399.36 m Up 1,316' Down 401.17 m Down

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 148' Up 45.15 m Up 148' Down 45.11 m Down

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 1,810' Up 551.8 m Up 1,846' Down 562.54 m Down

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 1,371' Up 417.87 m Up 1,361' Down 414.73 m Down

Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz Biking

  • 180 Miles 289 Kilometers of Trail
  • 6 Recommended Routes
  • 15 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 19 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 1 Difficult Trail Difficult Trails
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Trails in Santa Cruz - 29

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3.4 mi 5.5 km #1Flow Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Day Valley, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Day Valley, CA 149 
2.0 mi 3.3 km #2Emma McCrary Trail
Intermediate
Santa Cruz, CA
Intermediate
Santa Cruz, CA 52 
1.4 mi 2.2 km #3Braille Trail
Difficult
Day Valley, CA
Difficult
Day Valley, CA 49 
2.1 mi 3.4 km #4Enchanted Loop
Difficult
Santa Cruz, CA
Difficult
Santa Cruz, CA 39 
14.2 mi 22.9 km #5Aptos Creek Fire Road
Intermediate
Aptos, CA
Intermediate
Aptos, CA 27 
2.4 mi 3.8 km #6Ridge Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Day Valley, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Day Valley, CA 21 
2.0 mi 3.2 km #7Sawpit Trail
Difficult
Day Valley, CA
Difficult
Day Valley, CA 19 
0.8 mi 1.3 km #8U-con Trail
Intermediate
Pasatiempo, CA
Intermediate
Pasatiempo, CA 16 
1.5 mi 2.4 km #9Old Cabin
Intermediate
Santa Cruz, CA
Intermediate
Santa Cruz, CA 14 
1.7 mi 2.7 km #10Engleman's Loop - Singletrack
Intermediate
Santa Cruz, CA
Intermediate
Santa Cruz, CA

Photos of Santa Cruz - 94

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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
4k GoPro riding Braille Flow and Braille Downhill on a Specialized Fuse hardtail 29er
Jan 28, 2021 near Day Valley, CA
Scenic viewpoint everywhere!
Apr 15, 2013 near Santa Cruz, CA
Sunset view
Apr 15, 2013 near Santa Cruz, CA
This is a typical feature with optional ride-around on Braille.
Nov 19, 2018 near Day Valley, CA