Top Spots

El Toro from John Telfer Drive

Morgan Hill, California

1.03 mi / 902 ft gain

Coyote Creek Trail Loop

Morgan Hill, California

2.96 mi / 92 ft gain

Anderson Dam Loop

Morgan Hill, California

1.4 mi / 197 ft gain

Harvey Bear Trail

San Martin, California

4.6 mi / 807 ft gain

Coyote Valley Trail

Morgan Hill, California

3.92 mi / 653 ft gain

Figueroa and Cottle Loop Trail

San Jose, California

9.99 mi / 1965 ft gain

Calero Figueroa and Pena Trail Loop

San Jose, California

3.65 mi / 561 ft gain

Los Cerritos, Pena, Figueroa and Valecito Loop

San Jose, California

5.05 mi / 863 ft gain

Los Cerritos Trail

San Jose, California

3.71 mi / 696 ft gain

Places to stay

Watsonville, California

Creekside Paradise

From $185 / night

Aptos, California

Upscale Rio Del Mar Estate - Walk to Beach & Golf

From $362 / night

Aptos, California

Garden Getaway – Walk to Hidden Beach

From $301 / night

Aptos, California

Beach Hideaway | Huge Patio & Expansive Ocean View

From $292 / night

Aptos, California

Coastal Getaway w/ Pool Table - Stroll to Beach

From $258 / night

La Selva Beach, California

Santa Cruz / Monterey Bay KOA Holiday

Guides and stories

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Crystal Birns

4 Ways to Stay in Santa Cruz, California

Sara Sheehy

3 Ways to Fuel Your Days in Santa Cruz, California

Sara Sheehy

The Perfect Weekend Adventure at Big Basin State Park

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