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Moore Creek Wildlife Preserve

Highway 1 across from Shafer Road, Santa Cruz, CA
+1 831-420-5270
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Driving up in the mountains

Was way prettier than stayi g in danta cruz proper by the beach. The forest was spectacular, really.

Reviewed 13 July 2017
Tl D
Great Place to Walk, Visit the Cows, Great Views

A neighbor told me about this very nice preserve on a hill overlooking the Pacific just west of the... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2016
JimBrown
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Santa Cruz, CA
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31 Aug 2016
“Great Place to Walk, Visit the Cows, Great Views”
13 Jul 2017
“Driving up in the mountains”
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Highway 1 across from Shafer Road, Santa Cruz, CA
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+1 831-420-5270
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

Was way prettier than stayi g in danta cruz proper by the beach. The forest was spectacular, really.

1  Thank Tl D
Reviewed 1 September 2016

A neighbor told me about this very nice preserve on a hill overlooking the Pacific just west of the city of Santa Cruz. Enter at a set of steps opposite Shaffer St (a quarter mile or so out of town from the last traffic light...More

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Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

If you google map the intersection of shaffer road and highway 1, you will get right to the preserve. Little parking, but be creative and you can find parking. Several trails and although very dry this time of year, so many swallows swooping and hawks...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2016

I had a friend recommend this hike to me and boy, now I owe him bigtime!! Take the Valentine trail on your way. It's uphill and leads to the most glorious views! Then travel on to the pool for a dip (though we could not...More

1  Thank Roland L
Reviewed 14 October 2015

I think we found the area but it's off a busy residential street that has No Parking. Not knowing where to park or if there was any other way to access the area, we gave up without being able to get out and walk around....More

1  Thank Michelle H
Reviewed 15 February 2015

Santa Cruz has a lot to offer. There's the boardwalk, and live music venues, great eateries, movie theaters, shopping - you name it. But when you're tired of being around all those people, in just a few minutes you can be out in nature, enjoying...More

3  Thank Nancy H
Reviewed 6 August 2014

Moore Creek is a pretty small creek area in Santa Cruz, Ca. The preserve has some hiking trails to explore the area further.

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