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      The park has 34 miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails winding through coastal terraces and valleys. Several restored buildings once belonging to the Wilder family are preserved. The park has tours and living history demonstrations to help visitors explore the history of early ranchers and farmers along the Central Coast.

      This is the goto place when you first come to explore the trails of Santa Cruz county. It offers some nice redwood forested single track and gorgeous ocean views of Monterey Bay and the Pacific Ocean.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Land Status: State Park
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      Activities Click to view
      Region Details
      • 12
      • 2
      • 9
      • 14
      • 3

      Region Status
      Caution as of Jan 9, 2022
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      40
      Trails Mountain Bike
      41
      Trails E-Bike
      2
      Trails Hike
      41
      Trails Trail Running
      41
      Trails Horse
      31
      Total Distance
      51 miles
      Total Descent
      9,572 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,668 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,693 ft
      Reports
      966
      Photos
      252
      Ridden Counter
      35,865

      Photos of Wilder Ranch Mountain Bike

      23 |
      Apr 16, 2022 @ 2:47pm
      Apr 16, 2022
      45 |
      Mar 25, 2022 @ 9:57pm
      Mar 25, 2022
      48 |
      Mar 25, 2022 @ 9:57pm
      Mar 25, 2022
      13 |
      Mar 24, 2022 @ 10:46pm
      Mar 24, 2022
      trail: Baldwin Loop
      15 |
      Mar 24, 2022 @ 10:34pm
      Mar 24, 2022
      trail: Baldwin Loop
      18 |
      Mar 24, 2022 @ 10:34pm
      Mar 24, 2022
      trail: Old Cabin
      411 |
      Jan 11, 2017 @ 1:29pm
      Jan 11, 2017
      trail: Old Cabin
      520 |
      Apr 19, 2015 @ 3:12pm
      Apr 19, 2015

      Videos of Wilder Ranch Mountain Bike

      Cheater!
      trail: Old Cabin
      0:18 | 172 | May 29, 2019
      Not a bike but
      0:25 | 257 | May 29, 2019
      1-25-14 wilder ranch ucsc sweetness
      9:13 | 256 | Jan 26, 2014
      Wilder Ranch small jumps
      0:48 | 61 | Dec 1, 2013
      Santa Cruz Mountains Cycling Team @ Wilder Ranch
      5:57 | 255 | Dec 9, 2012
      7-7-12 Wilder Ranch mecam wash out!
      2:31 | 207 | Jul 7, 2012
      bear grylls
      trail: Wild Boar
      1:19 | 408 | Jun 26, 2010
      Enchanted Loop, Wilder Ranch State Park
      4:15 | 3 | Aug 19, 2022 , Santa Cruz

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Englesman
      Aug 12, 2022 @ 7:13am
      Aug 12, 2022
      Dryrockandride6

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2787102MarcoViskoaddreportHighway 1 Bike Path and 6 more
      Aug 19, 2022 @ 10:54pm
      49 mins
      user #2297832sscottzawishlistrouteWilder Ranch Singletrack
      Aug 19, 2022 @ 10:41pm
      1 hours
      user #2552565jrv373addvideoWild Boar Trail, Wilder Ranch and 1 more
      Aug 19, 2022 @ 11:51am
      12 hours
      user #2975069unnamedpersonvotetrailCoastal Road Connector and 5 more
      Aug 18, 2022 @ 4:57pm
      1 day
      user #3139741Sabrina676riddentrailOhlone Bluff Trail and 3 more
      Aug 12, 2022 @ 7:30pm
      Aug 12, 2022

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2922269uknYZRtrailBaldwin LoopRode this trail from the top down to online...
      Jul 11, 2022 @ 5:21pm
      Jul 11, 2022
      user #2975069unnamedpersontrailEnchanted LoopThe best official trail in Wilder Ranch.
      Jun 27, 2022 @ 12:57pm
      Jun 27, 2022
      user #1898439DmansctrailOld CabinBig tree down at the bottom of the first drainage
      Jun 7, 2022 @ 10:54am
      Jun 7, 2022
      user #1821506goffredotrailEagle CutoffRode 8 April 2022. I would now consider this...
      Apr 9, 2022 @ 8:48pm
      Apr 9, 2022
      user #1821506goffredoreportCowboy Loop TrailRide this counter-clockwise. Great trail with...
      Mar 24, 2022 @ 10:45pm
      Mar 24, 2022

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      UCSC 4 7 62.3 km
      Pogonip Open Space 1 22.8 km
      Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park 1 5 84 km
      Bear Mountain4 km
      DeLaveaga Park 2 45 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike4151 miles9,570 ft28 miles1,667 ft
      #320#154245950616,826
      E-Bike24 miles935 ft3 miles1,076 ft
      #1,2888151922
      Hike4151 miles9,570 ft28 miles1,667 ft
      #208#1147942297
      Trail Running4151 miles9,570 ft28 miles1,667 ft
      #208#111942184
      Horse3138 miles5,167 ft19 miles1,106 ft
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