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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
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  • State land
  • Native/Tribal
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  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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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
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      Local Trail Association
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      MBoSC
      (www.mbosc.org)

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #369
      State Ranking
      #18
      Trails
      39
      Total Distance
      51 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      27 miles
      Total Descent
      9,793 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,693 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,664 ft
      Reports
      109
      Photos
      81
      Ridden Counter
      4,286

      Photos of Wilder Ranch Mountain Bike

      1 |
      May 22, 2018 @ 4:39pm
      12 hours
      Ohlone Bluff Trail, Capitola
      6 |
      May 10, 2018 @ 2:52pm
      May 10, 2018
      Enchanted Loop, Capitola
      trail: Old Cabin
      121 |
      Jan 11, 2017 @ 1:29pm
      Jan 11, 2017
      Old Cabin, Santa Cruz
      trail: Old Cabin
      233 |
      Apr 19, 2015 @ 3:12pm
      Apr 19, 2015
      Old Cabin, Santa Cruz
      more photos »

      Videos of Wilder Ranch Mountain Bike

      1-25-14 wilder ranch ucsc sweetness
      9:13 | 204 | Jan 26, 2014
      Wilder Ranch small jumps
      0:48 | 61 | Dec 1, 2013
      Santa Cruz Mountains Cycling Team @ Wilder Ranch
      5:57 | 238 | Dec 9, 2012
      7-7-12 Wilder Ranch mecam wash out!
      2:31 | 185 | Jul 7, 2012
      more videos »

      Recent Comments

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      user #1498990Bro-khardttrailBaldwin LoopBottom of this trail is a GAUNTLET OF PAIN!...
      Mar 29, 2018 @ 3:46pm
      Mar 29, 2018
      user #1440622rowanztrailEnchanted LoopFun, fast and amazingly beautiful compared to...
      Nov 18, 2017 @ 3:22pm
      Nov 18, 2017
      user #13026985paco5trailEnchanted LoopI believe the trail direction should state...
      May 26, 2017 @ 9:04pm
      May 26, 2017
      user #1219786pgoreytrailWilder Ridge LoopDry and dusty but I didn't see a single other...
      Oct 7, 2016 @ 4:58pm
      Oct 7, 2016
      user #1219786pgoreytrailEnchanted LoopNot a difficult trail - mostly downhill XC...
      Oct 7, 2016 @ 4:49pm
      Oct 7, 2016
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      Recent Activity

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      user #932123joefabrisaddphoto in Capitola, California, United States
      May 22, 2018 @ 4:39pm
      12 hours
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      May 22, 2018 @ 4:38pm
      12 hours
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      May 22, 2018 @ 2:23pm
      14 hours
      user #771038endlessblockadesaddridelogMay 12, 2018 ride log
      May 21, 2018 @ 4:40pm
      1 days
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