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Sweeping views of the Pacific below as you descend to the coast.


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1.4

Miles

2.2

KM

Doubletrack

1,121' 342 m

High

932' 284 m

Low

13' 4 m

Up

202' 62 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs No Dogs

E-Bikes Allowed

Family Friendly Scenic views of the Pacific and grasslands of the coast abound.

Description

Although titled "Chinquapin," this is a dirt road.

At the Eucalyptus Trail connector, enjoy a nice break at the picnic tables with amazing views of the Wilder Ranch Coast and the Pacific Ocean below. Chinquapin connects upper campus with the State Park making for great loops with all of the good stuff Santa Cruz highlights.

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Shared By:

Garritt Cusack with improvements by James Reavis

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  3.2 from 5 votes

#6

in Santa Cruz

#24019

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#6

in Santa Cruz

#1,989

in California

#24,019

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Photos

UCSC Upper Campus gate at Empire Grade and Chinquapin Trail.
Jan 26, 2023 near Felton, CA
View of the meadow and Monterey Bay at the top of Eucalyptus Loop
Jan 31, 2016 near Pasatiempo, CA
Entering Wilder from Green Gates on Empire Grade
Dec 11, 2014 near Felton, CA

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