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Pacific to Redwoods Loop at Wilder Ranch State Park

Hike from California's spectacular coastline to the fringe of its redwood forests on this beautiful loop.

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Rating: 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Strenuous
Length: 12 miles
Duration: Full day
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Overview :  Wilder Ranch State Park, just a few miles up Highway One from Santa Cruz, California, illustrates the region's remarkable biodiversity... more »

Tips:  Use extreme caution around the cliffs near the ocean.

Dress in layers: it can be very chilly near the ocean and quite warm in the... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Park headquarters, trailhead

2. Trail sign at the coastline

3. Rocky cliffs

4. Brown Pelicans

Perched on a rock formation

5. Coastal bluffs

6. 4 Mile Beach

7. Crossing under Highway One.

8. Eagle Cutoff Trail marker

9. Eagle View Trail

10. Redwoods along the Enchanted Trail

11. Twin Oaks Trail

12. View looking southward toward Monterey