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Pacheco Canyon Loop Trail

Hollister, California

5.05 mi / 876 ft gain

Spikes Peak Loop Trail

Hollister, California

7.2 mi / 1236 ft gain

Spikes Peak Dinosaur Loop Trail

Hollister, California

10.88 mi / 2028 ft gain

Dowdy Ranch Burra Burra Peak County Line Road Tie Down Trail Loop

Hollister, California

15.52 mi / 3373 ft gain

Pacheco Ridge and Creek from Dowdy Ranch

Hollister, California

22.14 mi / 3379 ft gain

Alquist Trail to Mississippi Lake

Newman, California

11.05 mi / 1470 ft gain

Dutch's Trail

Newman, California

11.7 mi / 2073 ft gain

Kelly Lake Loop: Jim Donnelly and Grizzly Gulch Trails

Gilroy, California

15.18 mi / 3445 ft gain

Hunting Hollow Road

Gilroy, California

6.71 mi / 436 ft gain

Places to stay

Salinas / Monterey KOA

Prunedale, California

Salinas / Monterey KOA

Creekside Paradise

Watsonville, California

Creekside Paradise

From $185 / night

Moss Landing KOA Express

Moss Landing, California

Moss Landing KOA Express

Santa Cruz / Monterey Bay KOA Holiday

La Selva Beach, California

Santa Cruz / Monterey Bay KOA Holiday

Pinnacles Campground

Paicines, California

Pinnacles Campground

From $30 / night

Sunrise Point

Los Gatos, California

Sunrise Point

From $125 / night

Guides and stories

Making a Wrong Turn in Pinnacles National Park

Making a Wrong Turn in Pinnacles National Park

Benjamin Canevari

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

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