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Mount Umunhum

Adventure | Los Gatos

Mystery Spot

Adventure | Santa Cruz

Loch Lomond Recreation Area

Adventure | Felton

Wilder Ranch State Park

Adventure | Santa Cruz

Portola Redwoods State Park

Adventure | La Honda

Castle Rock State Park

Adventure | Santa Cruz Mountains

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Spring Break in the Santa Cruz Mountains

03 | 02 | 2020

While most people will be ditching their books and heading to the beach for spring break, there are those of us who prefer a canopy of trees to the sound of the waves, and would rather hike to the top of a mountain instead of lounging in the sun.  If you are more of a...

Hiking the Skyline Ridge Preserve

01 | 11 | 2020

The Santa Cruz Mountains, and the surrounding areas, contain hundreds of miles of trails. To explore them all would take a lifetime of hiking, if not many lifetimes. The Skyline Ridge Preserve is one of the many Nature Preserves in the Santa Cruz Mountains that is well worth a visit on your next weekend away. ...

Winter Hikes in the Santa Cruz Mountains

11 | 15 | 2019

The Santa Cruz Mountains in winter are a mystical thing to behold. The redwood forests are dense and lush. Moss covers the surface of every tree, the cold mountain air sits densely in every canyon, making your breath fog up even in the middle of the day. Noises are softer when the undergrowth comes in...

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Portola Redwoods State Park

Coming into Portola Redwoods State Park is akin to entering Doyle’s Lost World. Winding down a seemingly-forgotten road, watching as the ferns and huckleberries grow taller, the human population drops conspicuously. Cell service vanishes entirely, and it’s hard not to be overtaken by a growing sense of adventure and wonder. Named for the explorer Gaspar...

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...

Hike to Berry Creek Falls

One can experience an excellent hike to the iconic Berry Creek Falls by hiking a 9-mile out-and-back trail from Big Basin Redwoods State Park HQ. Of course, the full splendor comes on the 11-mile loop, with three additional waterfalls, all of them along the spectacular Berry Creek Falls Trail. Be forewarned; both are strenuous backcountry...

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Portola Redwoods State Park

Adventure | La Honda

Quail Hollow Ranch County Park

Adventure | Felton

Roaring Camp Railroads

Adventure | Felton

Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve

Adventure | Woodside

Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve

Adventure | Los Gatos

Skyline Ridge Preserve

Adventure | La Honda

The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park

Adventure | Aptos

Wilder Ranch State Park

Adventure | Santa Cruz

Windy Hill Open Space Preserve

Adventure | Woodside