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A good climb with rolling descents and beautiful views.


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Map Key

6.4

Miles

10.3

KM

Singletrack

619' 189 m

High

76' 23 m

Low

781' 238 m

Up

633' 193 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs No Dogs

E-Bikes Allowed

Description

From the parking lot, you'll start heading up the Wilder Ridge Trail which is pretty western facing and exposed with some short steep sections. A little more than halfway up, you are rewarded with a beautiful bench spot and view point over looking the ocean and your climb.

After reaching the top of Wilder Ridge you start your descent along the fence line of the dump, but you'll still be over looking the ocean. Don't worry it doesn't stink!

After a couple hundred yards, the trail really starts ripping with more open sight lines through the grass. Once you've sort of leveled out towards Hwy 1, you start some undulating climbs and descents along a drainage through the park.

Wilder Ridge Loop provides many options as a loop connector route allowing you to access the Twin Oaks Trail, Zane Gray Cutoff, Enchanted Loop, Baldwin Loop, and more.

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Shared By:

Garritt Cusack

Trail Ratings

  3.0 from 21 votes

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  3.0 from 21 votes
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Trail Rankings

#1,079

in California

#14,393

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Photos

Looking down twin oaks trail from the top. Wind in the face ahead..
Oct 26, 2015 near Santa Cruz, CA
Wilder Ranch State Park.
Oct 14, 2016 near Santa Cruz, CA
Wilder Ranch State Park.
Oct 14, 2016 near Santa Cruz, CA
Looking down the line before getting speed down Wilder Ridge loop.
Oct 26, 2015 near Santa Cruz, CA
Singletrack section of Wilder Ridge Loop.
Feb 3, 2016 near Santa Cruz, CA
A great view spot to stop and enjoy a snack.
Dec 5, 2016 near Santa Cruz, CA
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