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The wild and scenic California Coast up close.


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Map Key

4.7

Miles

7.6

KM

Doubletrack

74' 23 m

High

47' 14 m

Low

67' 21 m

Up

77' 24 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (0°)

3%

Max Grade (2°)

Dogs No Dogs

E-Bikes Unknown

Family Friendly Easy ride that can be as short or long as desired with great views all the way.

Description

This trail connects the parking areas at the east and west ends of Wilder Ranch State Park hugging the coastline along the edge of oceanside cliffs. From the west end, the trail starts near Four Mile Beach looping around a pond out to the edge of the cliffs. With the ocean on one side, on the inland side, field crops are still grown in the summer. The trail turns inland at Three Mile Beach and runs along the railroad tracks before turning back towards the ocean. At the eastern end, the trail merges with the Old Cove Landing Trail.

Trail can get muddy in wet weather so best to avoid after big storms.

The trail can be ridden as an easy out and back or can be combined with inland trails for a more challenging loop.

Contacts

Shared By:

Bob Gardner

Trail Ratings

  3.9 from 15 votes

#8234

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  3.9 from 15 votes
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Trail Rankings

#508

in California

#8,234

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Photos

Last beach before we turned around
Apr 15, 2013 near Santa Cruz, CA
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
Sunset view
Apr 15, 2013 near Santa Cruz, CA
Jumping off the cliff?
Apr 15, 2013 near Santa Cruz, CA
The first cove and viewing spot at the start of trail
Feb 13, 2018 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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