The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park

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38 mi 61 km

Rides

35 mi 56 km

Trails

10

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Easy Trails
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6 Trails
Hard Trails
2 Trails

Food and Drink

After the Ride: Local Favorites

The Palm Deli Great Breakfast Burritos!
3000 Valencia Ave, Aptos CA — (831) 688-3354
Red Apple Café Go to Red Apple Cafe and get the Artichoke and pesto omelet.
Sid's Smokehouse & Grill 2 must haves: cornbread & the Smoqr pizza
10110 Soquel Dr, Aptos CA — (831) 662-2227
Aptos St. BBQ This is some of the best BBQ in the Bay Area. There’s regularly live music and the food is out of this world. If you’re passing through Santa Cruz, it’s well worth a visit! - Kevin, Game Master
Little Owl Spent Christmas Eve here for dinner, the pasta Domenica is very good. Great bartender and deliciously made drinks. For desert get the lemon creme cake
Heather's Patisserie Get the dirty redeye chai
7486 Soquel Dr, Aptos CA — (831) 662-3546
Zameen Mediterranean Cuisine House salad with spicy chicken and vinegrette dressing, Is a must! Delish:)
7528 Soquel Drive, Aptos CA — (831) 688-4465
Burger. The place was great and the tables outside are nice the food is delicious and don't forget to try the house sauce and try the Johnny cash burger
7941 Soquel Dr, Aptos CA — (831) 662-2811
Erik's DeliCafé Reuben sandwich with extra meat. Yuuuup. Chili is good too.
102 Rancho del Mar, Aptos CA — (831) 688-5656
Severinos Bar & Grill Kids eat free on Tuesday nights! Buy one adult entree & order a free entree off the regular menu for your kid. Doesn't apply if you order off the kids menu.
The Farm, Bakery And Café THE BEST FRUIT TARTS IN THE WORLD!
6790 Soquel Dr, Aptos CA — (831) 684-0266
Pixie Deli The Catalina sandwich is the bomb. Drop in and say hello to Nate, he will have you laughing. Our office is located next door so we eat their everyday, pretty much had everything on the menu.
111 Venetian Rd, Aptos CA — (831) 688-1115
The Hole In The Wall Nice service, deceivingly good huevos rancheros, easy walking distance to the beach.
257 Center Ave, Aptos CA — (831) 685-0208
Manuel's Mexican Restaurant Go on a Saturday night and get the special. Bacon wrapped prawns stuffed with cheese and fried. Amazing.
261 Center Avenue, Aptos CA — (831) 688-4848
Bangkok West Thai Cuisine Vegetarian buffet on Wednesday is still happening here. It's essential vegan cause no egg anywhere. Pleasantly surprised by this hidden gem.
Star of Siam I've had curries and noodle dishes here. Always fresh tasting, well balanced flavors. Service is fast and pleasant. My go-to Thai place in the area!
3005 Porter St, Soquel CA — (831) 479-0366
Surf City Sandwich Everything here is awesome. Everything. You cannot go wrong.
Silver Spur Restaurant Good food, good service. Family and food. Doesn't get much better than that.
2650 Soquel Dr, Santa Cruz CA — (831) 475-2725
Pizza My Heart Todos Santos is the shiznit!
2180 41st Ave, Capitola CA — (831) 475-6000
Garden Liquor & Deli Best sandwhich in town
1815 Soquel Dr, Santa Cruz CA — (831) 475-9191
Rock Climbing Anchors Class - Natural & Fixed Protection - Level 1: Apr 29 - Castle Rock State Park, Saratoga: Main Parking Lot
We will cover climbing gear, knots, evaluation and use of natural and fixed protection, and equalizing the forces on the anchor. This is a hands on program where you will build climbing anchors. This outing will focus on construction and assessment of anchors. Details
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3.4 mi 5.5 km
#1 Flow Trail
Day Valley, CA
3.4 mi 5.5 km Day Valley, CA
Bad / Closed
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52 days ago
20 
1.4 mi 2.2 km
#2 Braille Trail
Day Valley, CA
1.4 mi 2.2 km Day Valley, CA
Bad / Closed
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52 days ago
12 
2.4 mi 3.8 km
#3 Ridge Trail
Day Valley, CA
2.4 mi 3.8 km Day Valley, CA
Bad / Closed
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Muddy - Sign out front says trails are closed due to weather. Misdemeanors are threatened to violators
11 days ago
14.2 mi 22.9 km
#4 Aptos Creek Fire Road
Aptos, CA
14.2 mi 22.9 km Aptos, CA
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Muddy, Fallen Trees - Multiple trees down, mud slides above sand point, must get off and hike/carry bike over where mud slide is completely across ...
58 days ago
2.0 mi 3.2 km
#5 Sawpit Trail
Day Valley, CA
2.0 mi 3.2 km Day Valley, CA
Bad / Closed
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52 days ago
1.9 mi 3.0 km
#6 Corral Trail
Day Valley, CA
1.9 mi 3.0 km Day Valley, CA
Bad / Closed
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Muddy - Sign out front says trails are closed due to weather. Misdemeanors are threatened to violators
11 days ago
1.6 mi 2.6 km
#7 Aptos Rancho Trail
Aptos, CA
1.6 mi 2.6 km Aptos, CA
Unknown
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6.4 mi 10.2 km
#8 Hihn's Mill Road
Day Valley, CA
6.4 mi 10.2 km Day Valley, CA
Bad / Closed
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Muddy - Sign out front says trails are closed due to weather. Misdemeanors are threatened to violators
11 days ago
Day Valley, CA
1.6 mi 2.6 km Day Valley, CA
Bad / Closed
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52 days ago

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