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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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      Open on Nov 10, 2018
      Local Trail Association
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      MBoSC
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #340
      State Ranking
      #18
      Trails
      38
      Trails Mountain Bike
      38
      Trails Hike
      38
      Trails Trail Running
      38
      Total Distance
      49 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      26 miles
      Total Descent
      9,624 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,693 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,662 ft
      Reports
      198
      Photos
      95
      Ridden Counter
      6,535

      Photos of Wilder Ranch Mountain Bike

      19 |
      Sep 3, 2018 @ 3:05pm
      Sep 3, 2018
      Woodcutter's Trail, Capitola
      11 |
      Aug 18, 2018 @ 9:30pm
      Aug 18, 2018
      Englesman Loop, My City
      trail: Old Cabin
      143 |
      Jan 11, 2017 @ 1:29pm
      Jan 11, 2017
      Old Cabin, Santa Cruz
      trail: Old Cabin
      258 |
      Apr 19, 2015 @ 3:12pm
      Apr 19, 2015
      Old Cabin, Santa Cruz
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      Videos of Wilder Ranch Mountain Bike

      1-25-14 wilder ranch ucsc sweetness
      9:13 | 215 | Jan 26, 2014
      Wilder Ranch small jumps
      0:48 | 61 | Dec 1, 2013
      Santa Cruz Mountains Cycling Team @ Wilder Ranch
      5:57 | 246 | Dec 9, 2012
      7-7-12 Wilder Ranch mecam wash out!
      2:31 | 190 | Jul 7, 2012
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      Recent Comments

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      user #1485608Puffball11trailBaldwin LoopJoining the chorus - this trail sucks.
      Oct 11, 2018 @ 7:45am
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      Jun 15, 2018 @ 6:47pm
      Jun 15, 2018
      user #1283120RedWings-44trailBaldwin LoopExtremely over grown with grass and thorns....
      Jun 8, 2018 @ 10:17pm
      Jun 8, 2018
      user #1498990Bro-khardttrailBaldwin LoopBottom of this trail is a GAUNTLET OF PAIN!...
      Mar 29, 2018 @ 3:46pm
      Mar 29, 2018
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