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Mount Eden Trail and Canyon Trail

Saratoga, California

2.29 mi / 774 ft gain

Maisie's Peak via Lookout and Vista Trail

Cupertino, California

2.6 mi / 827 ft gain

Zinfandel Trail

Cupertino, California

4.07 mi / 663 ft gain

Zinfandel and Bear Meadow Loop

Cupertino, California

1.26 mi / 203 ft gain

Cora Older Trail and Creekside Trail Loop

Saratoga, California

0.82 mi / 171 ft gain

Seven Springs Trail Loop

Saratoga, California

2.76 mi / 541 ft gain

Maisie's Peak and Nob Hill Extended Loop

Saratoga, California

6 mi / 981 ft gain

Nob Hill Trail

Saratoga, California

4.01 mi / 682 ft gain

Hayfield Trail to Toyon and Bay View Loop

Saratoga, California

3.09 mi / 574 ft gain

Places to stay

Sunrise Point

Los Gatos, California

Sunrise Point

From $125 / night

Santa Cruz North / Costanoa KOA

Pescadero, California

Santa Cruz North / Costanoa KOA

Artemis

Santa Cruz, California

Artemis

From $100 / 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

The Perfect Weekend Adventure at Big Basin State Park

The Perfect Weekend Adventure at Big Basin State 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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