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Beach Picnic at Shark Fin Cove

Davenport, California

4.3

Explore Panther Beach

Santa Cruz, California

4.5

Photographing the Sunset at Panther Beach

Santa Cruz, California

5.0

Enchanted Loop Trail

Santa Cruz, California

5.16 mi / 866 ft gain

Baldwin Loop

Santa Cruz, California

3.38 mi / 620 ft gain

Baldwin, Enchanted, Eucalyptus, Twin Oaks, Wilder Ridge Loop

Santa Cruz, California

7.59 mi / 971 ft gain

Surf Four Mile Beach

Santa Cruz, California

4.0

Four Mile Beach

Santa Cruz, California

1.15 mi / 79 ft gain

Redwoods Reborn - Fall Creek

Santa Cruz, California

7.5 mi / 1702 ft gain

Places to stay

Artemis

Santa Cruz, California

Artemis

From $100 / night

Santa Cruz North / Costanoa KOA

Pescadero, California

Santa Cruz North / Costanoa KOA

Sunrise Point

Los Gatos, California

Sunrise Point

From $125 / night

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

Moss Landing KOA Express

Moss Landing, California

Moss Landing KOA Express

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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