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  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      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
      Parking google parking directions
      Region Details
      • 12
      • 2
      • 7
      • 13
      • 3

      Region Status
      Caution as of Jun 22, 2020
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      37
      Trails Mountain Bike
      37
      Trails Hike
      37
      Trails Trail Running
      37
      Total Distance
      47 miles
      Total Descent
      9,114 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,662 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,693 ft
      Reports
      397
      Photos
      148
      Ridden Counter
      15,773

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 3 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 8 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 68 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance

      Photos of Wilder Ranch Mountain Bike

      trail: Wilder Ranch
      2 |
      Jun 18, 2020 @ 3:16pm
      Jun 18, 2020
      trail: Wilder Ranch
      4 |
      Jun 18, 2020 @ 3:16pm
      Jun 18, 2020
      trail: Old Cabin
      217 |
      Jan 11, 2017 @ 1:29pm
      Jan 11, 2017
      trail: Old Cabin
      344 |
      Apr 19, 2015 @ 3:12pm
      Apr 19, 2015

      Videos of Wilder Ranch Mountain Bike

      Cheater!
      trail: Old Cabin
      0:18 | 83 | May 29, 2019
      Not a bike but
      0:25 | 61 | May 29, 2019
      1-25-14 wilder ranch ucsc sweetness
      9:13 | 233 | Jan 26, 2014
      Wilder Ranch small jumps
      0:48 | 61 | Dec 1, 2013

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Cowboy Loop Trail
      Jun 22, 2020 @ 9:54am
      Jun 22, 2020
      VariablekcraftThe trail is very overgrown. Weeds are up...

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Englesman/Long Meadow
      Jun 22, 2020 @ 5:29pm
      Jun 22, 2020
      DryspokesmanmtbMinor erosion (trail braiding, small ruts...
      Baldwin Loop
      Jun 17, 2020 @ 12:16pm
      Jun 17, 2020
      Dryh2ocwillyOvergrown vegetation!!! Don't go this...
      Old Cabin
      Jun 13, 2020 @ 1:31pm
      Jun 13, 2020
      DryDaveOriginal Get ready to jump the tree
      Zane Gray Cutoff
      Jun 13, 2020 @ 7:55am
      Jun 13, 2020
      IdealThewebstaCould be cleared out a bit- overgrown ...
      Englesman
      Jun 1, 2020 @ 10:00am
      Jun 1, 2020
      DryEuralevi
      Engelsman Reroute
      Jun 1, 2020 @ 10:00am
      Jun 1, 2020
      IdealEuralevi
      West Engelsman Reroute (new)
      Jun 1, 2020 @ 10:00am
      Jun 1, 2020
      IdealEuralevi
      Wilder Ranch Connector
      Jun 1, 2020 @ 10:00am
      Jun 1, 2020
      IdealEuralevi
      Highway 1 Bike Path
      Jun 1, 2020 @ 10:00am
      Jun 1, 2020
      DryEuralevi
      Englesman Loop
      May 16, 2020 @ 7:45am
      May 16, 2020
      DryTrailtornperfect

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #21050635953wishlisttrailWild Boar and 2 more
      Jul 1, 2020 @ 5:58pm
      22 hours
      user #2177533Mrcjok86riddentrailWest Engelsman Reroute (new) and 6 more
      Jun 30, 2020 @ 12:48pm
      2 days
      user #2064321mediaminionwishlisttrailEnglesman Loop and 1 more
      Jun 29, 2020 @ 6:03pm
      3 days
      user #2255030josephletkuwishlisttrailOhlone Bluff Trail
      Jun 27, 2020 @ 4:30pm
      Jun 27, 2020
      user #1843643bowersdaniel9votetrailBaldwin Loop
      Jun 25, 2020 @ 8:35am
      Jun 25, 2020

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1744484DharmaduftrailBaldwin LoopDO NOT USE BOTTOM PART OF LOOP. Tons of...
      May 13, 2020 @ 1:08pm
      May 13, 2020
      user #1593102vfatestrailEnglesman/Long MeadowUse the snapchat map for a great map of...
      Feb 28, 2020 @ 7:20pm
      Feb 28, 2020
      user #1034381SikeMotrailEnchanted LoopThis trail is pretty fantastic, in my opinion....
      Nov 6, 2019 @ 5:47pm
      Nov 6, 2019
      user #1961941lucapcptrailEagle CutoffI rode this in 2018 and it was rather...
      Oct 21, 2019 @ 10:24am
      Oct 21, 2019
      user #1852847ft4969464trailBaldwin LoopRide 2019 Oct. Agree all above. I paid lots of...
      Oct 20, 2019 @ 1:43pm
      Oct 20, 2019

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      namedistance
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