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Old Cove Landing Trail

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2.2 Miles 3.6 Kilometers


Doubletrack

37' 11 m

Ascent

-14' -4 m

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2%

Max Grade (1°)

68' 21 m

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44' 13 m

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Ride the cliffs above the Pacific with waves crashing below.

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Description

Old Cove Landing begins near the preserved dairy farm and large parking areas both inside and outside (along highway 1) Wilder Ranch State Park. A paved bike path also runs into Santa Cruz.

The trail is mostly doubletrack and not at all technical. The biggest challenge you might face is a stiff headwind along the coast.

From the farmstead to the coast, you pass farm fields. Then the highlight section is doubletrack just feet from the coast along cliffs 50-100 ft above the Pacific Ocean while waves crash below. There are a couple of foot trails down to secluded beaches in this section. The final portion of the trail heads back inland. If you take a left when you reach the railroad tracks, you can continue the coastal journey along the Ohlone Bluff Trail.

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Jun 30, 2018
Kaitlyn Taylor
Feb 23, 2013
Lost Justpastnowhere

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