Top Adventures in Loma Mar

  • Bike Pescadero Creek County Park

    Pescadero Creek County Park and the connected Sam McDonald and Memorial Park are located deep in the Santa Cruz Mountains holding a vast network of secluded trails. From biking to backpacking, this area is a perfect place for a day or weekend adve...

    12.5 miles 1350 ft gain

  • Camp Under the Redwoods at Memorial Park

    With old growth redwoods and a creek swimming area, Memorial Park is a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the Bay Area. Memorial Park is only a few miles east of the town of Pescadero. To get here, you can either approach from Highway 1 ...

  • Backpack Sam McDonald Park

    The Pescadero Creek Park Complex is a great place to escape for a day or overnight hike in the heart of the Bay Area. You will need to get a permit to stay overnight - these can be attained on a first-come, first-serve basis from the ranger statio...

    6 miles

  • Hike the Brook Trail Loop

    The Brook Trail Loop is a beautiful hike, starting off in Sam McDonald County Park and later entering into Pescadero Creek County Park. This adventure can be done in any season, with the trails almost entirely shaded for even the hottest summer da...

    7.1 miles 1500 ft gain

  • Camp at Portola Redwoods State Park

    Portola Redwoods Campground offers 52 family sites, one accessible site, and four walk-in environmental sites. There are also four group campgrounds, which hold a maximum of 50 people. There are hot showers and flushing toilets. Reserve these site...

  • Hike through Portola Redwoods State Park

    Like redwood hikes? We do too, they're always very scenic and take you away from the hustle and bustle of the bay area. Not to mention, they also stay cool during the summer months. If you want a hike in the middle of the peninsula, this is a grea...

    7 miles

  • Hike Russian Ridge

    Russian Ridge offers a great place to jump on the trail and in the right season, see some of the best wildflowers blooming. On top of that, you get access to amazing views from the ridge. Once you hit your parking space, add a little extra warm up...

    4 miles

  • Mountain Bike Skyline Ridge Preserve

    There are a bunch of beginner to intermediate mountain biking trails at Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve (click here for a trail map).  There are some beginner mountain biking classes that come here to learn. You can find specific trails that mat...

    3.5 miles 313 ft gain

  • Camp at Butano State Park

    Butano State Park definitely flies under the radar. But for those who love quick escapes, small crowds, fun hikes, and beautiful redwoods, it's a favorite. The park features miles of hiking trails, 21 drive-in campsites and 18 walk-in campsites. R...

  • Hike the Little Butano Creek Trail

    This short hike follows Little Butano Creek through a lush redwood forest. The trail crosses the creek multiple times as you walk over redwood pine needles and through pockets of ferns. Dogs can join on this trail, but must be on leash.

    1.5 miles

  • Hike to Black Mountain and Stevens Creek Canyon

    This hike can be done during any season, but for the creek to be running and for more comfortable temperatures, it is best to go on a cool winter or spring day. Starting at the preserve parking lot, take the Stevens Creek nature trail, allowing yo...

    6 miles 950 ft gain

  • Hike Peters Creek and Long Ridge

    From the parking lot, take the connector trail towards the Peters Creek Trail for 0.4 miles. As you descend into a small valley, notice the sound of running water that appears. When you reach the first trail intersection, turn left on the Peters C...

    5.7 miles

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