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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

Epicenter to Five Finger Falls

Aptos, California

15.41 mi / 2408 ft gain

Loma Prieta Grade Small Loop

Aptos, California

5.91 mi / 400 ft gain

Twisted Forest Trail Loop

Aptos, California

1 mi / 161 ft gain

Old Growth Trail

Aptos, California

1.31 mi / 240 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

Hike to Nisene Marks' Maple Falls

Aptos, California

4.6
8.5 mi / 900 ft gain

Places to stay

Santa Cruz / Monterey Bay KOA Holiday

La Selva Beach, California

Santa Cruz / Monterey Bay KOA Holiday

Creekside Paradise

Watsonville, California

Creekside Paradise

From $185 / night

Artemis

Santa Cruz, California

Artemis

From $100 / night

Moss Landing KOA Express

Moss Landing, California

Moss Landing KOA Express

Sunrise Point

Los Gatos, California

Sunrise Point

From $125 / night

Salinas / Monterey KOA

Prunedale, California

Salinas / Monterey KOA

Guides and stories

10 Great Places To See Wildlife Near Santa Cruz

10 Great Places To See Wildlife Near Santa Cruz

Crystal Birns

4 Ways to Stay in Santa Cruz, California

4 Ways to Stay in Santa Cruz, California

Sara Sheehy

3 Ways to Fuel Your Days in Santa Cruz, California

3 Ways to Fuel Your Days in Santa Cruz, California

Sara Sheehy

The Perfect Weekend Adventure at Big Basin State Park

The Perfect Weekend Adventure at Big Basin State Park

Benjamin Canevari

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