Adventure

Attractions, Preserves, State Parks & More!

Inspired by the Wild

Featured + Partners

David C. Daniels Nature Center

Adventure | La Honda

Mount Umunhum

Adventure | Los Gatos

Loch Lomond Recreation Area

Adventure | Felton

Roaring Camp Railroads

Adventure | Felton

Mount Hermon Adventures

Adventure | Felton

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

Adventure | Felton

Recent Articles

Happening on the Blog

The Santa Cruz Sandhills: Windows into the Miocene

05 | 23 | 2019

In between Bonny Doon and Scotts Valley, small windows into the Miocene Epoch pock the Santa Cruz Mountains. At first glance, they might be easy to dismiss -- barren stretches of sand occupied by hardy, arid chaparral scrub or pine. Yet look a little closer, perhaps as you hike...

World and Wilderness Youth Leadership Development

02 | 22 | 2019

Looking for the right blend of nature engagement, educational mentorship, and most importantly, fun for your youth? Then it may be time for them to enter the WYLD; World & Wilderness Youth Leadership Development. Offering programs from Orange County to Santa Cruz...

Mountain Parks Foundation & two State Parks

02 | 21 | 2019

Much of the foundation’s funding goes to support public interpretive programs put on by State Parks staff, such as hosting field trips for school kids, holding ranger-led campfires, and offering naturalist-guided family backpacking trips each summer.

Explore All Posts

Adventure Guides

Discover the Outdoors

Hunting for Banana Slugs

Banana slugs are fascinating, even mesmerizing to observe in person. Watching one slide its way down a portion of a miles-long trail or up the side of a towering redwood is a meditative experience. However, despite their low speeds, they’re not always the easiest organisms to track down.

Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail

The Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail runs about 30 miles, depending on where you start and what side quests you settle on. Fulfilling the promise of its name, the trail dips, climbs and winds from the peaks of the Santa Cruz Mountains to the shores of the Pacific Ocean. On this epic journey, it passes waterfalls, springs and creeks, wetlands and chaparral...

Big Basin Redwoods State Park

In 1902, the early environmental movement saw one of its crowning moments come to glorious fruition with the formation of the California Redwood Park. The park, later renamed Big Basin Redwoods State Park, would prove to be the first unit in what would eventually evolve into the modern California State Parks system.

Explore all guides

Adventure Directory

Local Businesses & Destinations

19 Results

Adventure Out

Adventure | Santa Cruz Mountains

Big Basin Redwoods State Park

Adventure | Boulder Creek

Butano State Park

Adventure | Pescadero

Byrne-Milliron Forest

Adventure | Corralitos

Castle Rock State Park

Adventure | Santa Cruz Mountains

David C. Daniels Nature Center

Adventure | La Honda

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

Adventure | Felton

Loch Lomond Recreation Area

Adventure | Felton

Mount Hermon Adventures

Adventure | Felton

Mount Madonna County Park

Adventure | Watsonville

Mount Umunhum

Adventure | Los Gatos

Mystery Spot

Adventure | Santa Cruz