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Eucalyptus Loop

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

3.7 mile 5.9 kilometer loop
Doubletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 458' 140 m
Descent: -462' -141 m
High: 929' 283 m
Low: 506' 154 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)

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No Dogs
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Trail shared by Chad Saltikov

A scenic fire road loop with some tree covered singletrack in the southern section.

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Electric Mountain Bikes Allowed

Features -none-

Family Friendly For the adventurous only. The top section of the loop would be a nice place to enjoy a picnic lunch. However, the climb in/out is strenuous and not recommended for children.

Description

There are several ways to get onto the loop. Heading down Chinquapin Trail you'll merge onto Eucalyptus Loop. The other ways to get on to the loop are from the southern part of the park either from Wilder Ridge Loop near Enchanted Loop or from Old Cabin on the eastern part of the park. If you come up Twin Oaks you can take Bobcat Trail to join up with Eucalyptus Loop.

If you go left from the Chinquapin Trail, you should see an area with a couple of park benches and a lone stand of tail trees. Here you can relax and enjoy the stunning view of the Monterey Bay.

The western part of the loop has a couple of really fun downhill sections. It is easy to get going pretty fast down these sections. Some of the turns can get slippery with loose gravel and ruts in the road. The eastern side has a few more twists and turns in the road but is an easier climb than the western side.

If you descend the western side of this loop, you'll end up at Enchanted Loop. Coming down the eastern side you can pick up Old Cabin or continue down to the tree covered area with some nice singletrack that also eventually joins up with Enchanted Loop.

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Photos

View of the meadow and Monterey Bay at the top of Eucalyptus Loop
Jan 31, 2016 near Pasatiempo, CA
Trail through redwoods on lower Eucalyptus Loop.
Feb 3, 2016 near Santa Cruz, CA
When you get to the bridge on Eucalyptus Loop, get ready for a short punchy upward section.  Normally the creek is dry during the summer and fall.
Dec 27, 2015 near Santa Cruz, CA
Enchanted Loop junction with close-up of trail work sign.
Feb 3, 2016 near Santa Cruz, CA
Looking westward at the stand of trees from the Eucalyptus Loop trail. Beyond those trees is a resting area with park benches.
Dec 27, 2015 near Pasatiempo, CA
Approaching the Old Eucalyptus Grove.
Feb 3, 2016 near Pasatiempo, CA

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