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Coyote Ridge Trail

Gilroy, California

3.95 mi / 623 ft gain

Mendoza and Coyote Ridge Trail

Gilroy, California

3.05 mi / 384 ft gain

Chitactac Adams Heritage County Park

Gilroy, California

0.22 mi / 33 ft gain

Gaviota Trail to Mendoza Trail Loop

Gilroy, California

7.88 mi / 1332 ft gain

Coyote Lake County Park Campgrounds Trail

Gilroy, California

10.55 mi / 1565 ft gain

Valley Oak Trail at Coyote Lake

Gilroy, California

4.98 mi / 935 ft gain

Sprig Trail and Blackhawk Canyon Loop

Gilroy, California

5 mi / 1204 ft gain

Ridge Trail, Camp Trail, Merry Go Round Loop

Gilroy, California

3.9 mi / 787 ft gain

Ridge and Sprig Trails Loop

Gilroy, California

5.24 mi / 1309 ft gain

Places to stay

Creekside Paradise

Watsonville, California

Creekside Paradise

From $185 / night

Salinas / Monterey KOA

Prunedale, California

Salinas / Monterey KOA

Santa Cruz / Monterey Bay KOA Holiday

La Selva Beach, California

Santa Cruz / Monterey Bay KOA Holiday

Moss Landing KOA Express

Moss Landing, California

Moss Landing KOA Express

Sunrise Point

Los Gatos, California

Sunrise Point

From $125 / night

Artemis

Santa Cruz, California

Artemis

From $100 / night

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

A Perfect Coastal Escape for the Holidays

A Perfect Coastal Escape for the Holidays

Sara Sheehy

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