4 miles
760 ft
-366 ft
Avg time

Wilder Ridge Loop Details

  • Riding area
    Wilder Ranch
    Santa Cruz, California
  • AKA
    Dairyman's Trail
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Global Ranking

The eastern part of this trail makes a nice loop with Zane Gray when ridden in a CCW direction. Lots of rutted section and best with a dual suspension bike.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Wilder Ridge Loop mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    393 ft
  • Altitude min
    176 ft
  • Altitude max
    615 ft
  • Altitude start
    218 ft
  • Altitude end
    612 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,673 ft
  • Avg time
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on Jul 4, 2017
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to wilder-ridge-loop trailhead (36.970920, -122.086790)
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Wilder Ridge Loop Trail Reports


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299 |
May 27, 2016 @ 6:50am
May 27, 2016
Wilder Ridge Loop, Santa Cruz
324 |
Oct 29, 2015 @ 8:39pm
Oct 29, 2015
Wilder Ridge Loop, Santa Cruz

1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
flag pgorey (Oct 7, 2016 at 16:58)
 Dry and dusty but I didn't see a single other person, which is sometimes nice. Did however see a fair amount of horse crap. If you don't smell the nearby waste disposal, you'll definitely smell the horse poo. Oh well, that's what you get with multi-use trails though I still don't understand why dog waste gets people so fired up but horses can leave behind piles larger than small dogs right in the middle of the trail...

I used this trail to climb to the Enchanted Loop trail. That trail was also dry and dusty but had some fun root drops and a nice flow. Rode it twice and saw 4 deer bucks over the course of the laps.

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