Type Trail Association
Activities
  • Mountain Bike
  • E-Bike
  • Horse
  • Hike
  • Trail Running
Website
Geo
Address
Santa Cruz, California
95060
United States
Associated Groups
SCMTS Staff SCMTS Staff
Trail Sage SCMTS Trail Sages
SCMTS Reporter Santa Cruz Mountains Trail Strewardship Official Trail Reporter
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Santa Cruz Mountains Trail Stewardship (SCMTS) is an organization of local trail users who are committed to promoting and expanding responsible recreational trail access in Santa Cruz County. SCMTS members are mountain bikers, trail runners, hikers, equestrians and other trail users with a passion for taking care of the Santa Cruz Mountains by promoting sustainable trail building and use.

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit , we work to foster responsible mountain bike recreation trail use. SCMTS enriches the local community through trail-building, maintenance, volunteer events, and cooperation with other trail user groups and local land managers.

Founded in 1997 as Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz to raise money towards the purchase of Gray Whale Ranch that was added to Wilder Ranch State Park, the organization rebranded to SCMTS in 2021 and boasts an impressive number of accomplishments and current projects.

SCMTS consists of over 700 members (and counting!) and a board of directors made up of dedicated volunteers and trail staff. The organization has hosts volunteer trail work events as well as employing a growing staff of 20 people that includes a full time professional trail crew.

Riding Areas

nametrailstotal descenthighest trailtotal distance
Anna Jean Cummings Park2-210 ft279 ft1 mile
Big Basin Redwoods State Park39-12,504 ft2,421 ft94 miles
DeLaveaga Park10-1,122 ft452 ft7 miles
Henry Cowell Redwoods Fall Creek Unit00 ft0 ft0 ft
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park37-6,087 ft1,123 ft30 miles
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park00 ft0 ft0 ft
Loch Lomond Recreation Area12-910 ft1,150 ft7 miles
Pogonip Open Space24-2,069 ft895 ft14 miles
Quail Hollow Ranch County Park7-406 ft1,074 ft4 miles
San Vicente Redwoods6-970 ft2,613 ft9 miles
Soquel Demonstration State Forest25-7,815 ft2,541 ft32 miles
UCSC24-3,329 ft1,130 ft14 miles
Wilder Ranch40-9,327 ft1,685 ft52 miles

Past Events

4 Reviews for Santa Cruz Mountains...

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 Soquel Demo Forest. Wonderful epicness. These guys and gals keep that place rockin! They're building a giant flow trail out there that looks killer. Really appreciate what they do.
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 MBoSC hosts some great events like the Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival and the Santa Cruz Enduro. They also work hard on opening new trails throughout the county. Can't wait to see the Flow trail completed at Demo!
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 Thank you Santa Cruz trail crews!! Keep up the hard work we have the best sport here in a wanderfull place keep on building the best trails possible
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 Great trail system and definitely some of the greatest in the world. I wish they would make it easier to find public trail days so I can come out and work on these amazing trails but I still love the area and what the trail builders have done.
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