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Wilder Ranch Coast Trail

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 4.4 (29) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A scenic ride along the Santa Cruz beaches.


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14.3

Miles

23.1

KM

65%

Singletrack

68' 21 m

High

44' 14 m

Low

148' 45 m

Up

148' 45 m

Down

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Avg Grade (0°)

2%

Max Grade (1°)

Dogs No Dogs

E-Bikes Allowed

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Overview

This is a family friendly trail that offers panoramic views of the Santa Cruz coast.

Description

This ride follows the coastline within Wilder Ranch State Park. The trail is above the cliff-band but you can hike your bike down to many of the beaches along the way. You can literally spend hours on this ride just to soak in the view.

You can do a loop by riding back on Hwy 1 but I would rather ride back the same way to enjoy a different set of views. This is a popular area so watch out for hikers.

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Johnny Yip

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  4.4 from 29 votes

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  4.4 from 29 votes
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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
Scenic viewpoint everywhere!
Apr 15, 2013 near Santa Cruz, CA
Sunset view
Apr 15, 2013 near Santa Cruz, CA
Jumping off the cliff?
Apr 15, 2013 near Santa Cruz, CA
Found ourselves making plenty of stops just to admire the complete beauty of where we were at
Feb 13, 2018 near Santa Cruz, CA

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Jan 1, 2020
Mitch Baum
Jul 25, 2019
Jody Wissing
Beautiful, scenic ride. I'm from Dallas, so this is something very different for me. I'll be back. 8mi
Jun 1, 2019
Antonio Macias
Beautiful trail loved every second of it 14.3mi
Apr 23, 2019
John Tuns
10.1mi — 3h 05m
Mar 2, 2019
Thejdeep Gudivada
Jan 3, 2019
Willis Su
Nov 24, 2018
Orijit Dhar
Couldn’t finish due to rain 3mi
Oct 23, 2018
Tim Cooney
Beautiful, easy riding! 6mi