Soquel Demonstration State Forest

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19 mi 31 km

Rides

33 mi 53 km

Trails

10

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Easy Trails
1 Trails
Intermediate Trails
6 Trails
Hard Trails
2 Trails

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Food & Drink

After the Ride: Local Favorites

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
Red Apple Café Go to Red Apple Cafe and get the Artichoke and pesto omelet.
The Palm Deli Great Breakfast Burritos!
3000 Valencia Ave, Aptos CA — (831) 688-3354
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
Sid's Smokehouse & Grill 2 must haves: cornbread & the Smoqr pizza
10110 Soquel Dr, Aptos CA — (831) 662-2227
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.
Rumble Fish Try the bento box - #yummy
Malone's Grille A Big Wave and patti's Caesar with some sweet potato fries thrown in for good measure !!! Life is good after a walk on west cliff ❤❤❤
Erik's DeliCafe Sandwiches are solid but I wish you got a little more considering what you pay for them.
Redwood Sandwich Co. BLTA and the chicken caprese are awesome.
Auntie Mame's Read the specials first. Menu is very flexible too
Rock Climbing Anchors Class - Natural & Fixed Protection - Level 1: Jul 23 - 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
Women's Introduction to Outdoor Rock Climbing - Level 1: Jul 29 - Castle Rock State Park, Saratoga: Main Parking Lot
Experience the thrill of rock climbing in a women's class with our professional rock climbing instructors. Learn basic climbing skills and technique including equipment use and fit, site safety, knot tying, belay technique and basic climbing technique. This course is designed for new or gym trained climbers looking to transition to the outdoors. 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
All Clear
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Dry: Really nice
8 days ago
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1.4 mi 2.2 km
#2 Braille Trail
Day Valley, CA
1.4 mi 2.2 km Day Valley, CA
All Clear
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Dry
29 days ago
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#3 Sawpit Trail
Day Valley, CA
2.0 mi 3.2 km Day Valley, CA
Bad / Closed
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Dry
29 days ago
2.4 mi 3.8 km
#4 Ridge Trail
Day Valley, CA
2.4 mi 3.8 km Day Valley, CA
All Clear
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Dry
29 days ago
14.2 mi 22.9 km
#5 Aptos Creek Fire Road
Aptos, CA
14.2 mi 22.9 km Aptos, CA
Unknown
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#6 Corral Trail
Day Valley, CA
1.9 mi 3.0 km Day Valley, CA
All Clear
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Dry
29 days ago
6.4 mi 10.2 km
#7 Hihn's Mill Road
Day Valley, CA
6.4 mi 10.2 km Day Valley, CA
All Clear
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Day Valley, CA
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All Clear
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Dry
21 days ago

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