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green Old Cove Landing Trail

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Trail

2.2 mile 3.6 kilometer point to point
Doubletrack
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 37' 11 m
Descent: -14' -4 m
High: 68' 21 m
Low: 44' 13 m

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Max Grade: 2% (1°)

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Trail shared by Lost Justpastnowhere

Ride the cliffs above the Pacific with waves crashing below.

Lost Justpastnowhere

E-Bikes Allowed

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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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