Hike Natural Bridges to Lighthouse Field

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Distance

4.8 miles

Elevation Gain

121 ft

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Added by Elena Pearson

A scenic trail along the Santa Cruz coast.

This is a paved trail that can be used for hiking, jogging, or walking.  It offers over 2 miles of beautiful California coast.  Walk through flowers, see the jagged cliffs, and of course the lighthouse at the end!  This walk can be done from either direction.  Start at Natural Bridges and head West to the lighthouse, or vice versa.  Relaxing at Natural Bridges and exploring the tide pools is a nice way to end your hike.

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🥇Top Contributor

7 months ago

Not a hike...

AllTrails calls this a hike, but its a walk with lots of people just wandering about. Could be good for jogging, but it gets crowded

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10 months ago

Great place to stretch the legs

This path / walk in Santa Cruz has amazing ocean views and plenty of people watching. Grab a coffee and take a walk, check the surf, and enjoy!

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3.5/5

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