Soquel Demonstration State Forest

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33 mi 53 km of trail 1 Featured Ride

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

Area closed per this notice: fire.ca.gov/resource_mgt/do...

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
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. Awesome made to order sandwich. Friendly and fast service.
Auntie Mame's Biscuits and gravy are to die for. Great service too.
Chubby's Diner Real potato fries. Closes at 3pm daily! Dinner menu is still available.

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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
Update
Dry - Fun as heck!
20 days ago
31 
1.4 mi 2.2 km
#2 Braille Trail
Day Valley, CA
1.4 mi 2.2 km Day Valley, CA
All Clear
Update
Dry
95 days ago
19 
2.0 mi 3.2 km
#3 Sawpit Trail
Day Valley, CA
2.0 mi 3.2 km Day Valley, CA
Bad / Closed
Update
To the best of my understanding, closed indefinitely for logging. :-(
41 days ago
14.2 mi 22.9 km
#4 Aptos Creek Fire Road
Aptos, CA
14.2 mi 22.9 km Aptos, CA
All Clear
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Mostly Dry
7 days ago
2.4 mi 3.8 km
#5 Ridge Trail
Day Valley, CA
2.4 mi 3.8 km Day Valley, CA
All Clear
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Dry
95 days ago
1.9 mi 3.0 km
#6 Corral Trail
Day Valley, CA
1.9 mi 3.0 km Day Valley, CA
All Clear
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Dry
95 days ago
Day Valley, CA
1.6 mi 2.6 km Day Valley, CA
All Clear
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Dry
87 days ago
6.4 mi 10.2 km
#8 Hihn's Mill Road
Day Valley, CA
6.4 mi 10.2 km Day Valley, CA
All Clear
Update
Dry
95 days ago

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