Top Spots

Aptos Rancho Trail

Aptos, California

3.78 mi / 512 ft gain

Aptos Creek and West Ridge Trail Loop to Top of the Incline and Sand Point Overlook

Aptos, California

15.01 mi / 2136 ft gain

Twisted Forest Trail Loop

Aptos, California

1 mi / 161 ft gain

Oak Ridge Trail

Aptos, California

1.91 mi / 384 ft gain

Epicenter to Five Finger Falls

Aptos, California

15.41 mi / 2408 ft gain

Old Growth Trail

Aptos, California

1.31 mi / 240 ft gain

Loma Prieta Grade Small Loop

Aptos, California

5.91 mi / 400 ft gain

Aptos Rancho Trail, Loma Prieta Grade and Bridge Creek Loop

Aptos, California

10.83 mi / 1512 ft gain

Terrace Trail

Aptos, California

2.28 mi / 361 ft gain

Places to stay

Aptos, California

Coastal Getaway w/ Pool Table - Stroll to Beach

From $258 / night

Aptos, California

Cute Home: Outdoor Lounges, 300 Yards to Beach!

From $320 / night

Aptos, California

Beachfront Condo with Pool & 180-Degree Bay View

From $234 / night

Aptos, California

Beach Hideaway | Huge Patio & Expansive Ocean View

From $292 / night

Aptos, California

Garden Getaway – Walk to Hidden Beach

From $301 / night

Aptos, California

Gated Beachfront Retreat with Private Sauna & Deck

From $989 / night

Guides and stories

10 Great Places To See Wildlife Near Santa Cruz

Crystal Birns

4 Ways to Stay in Santa Cruz, California

Sara Sheehy

3 Ways to Fuel Your Days in Santa Cruz, California

Sara Sheehy

The Perfect Weekend Adventure at Big Basin State Park

Benjamin Canevari

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