The Best Mountain Biking in Santa Cruz

Looking for the best mountain biking in Santa Cruz? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Santa Cruz. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top mountain biking spots in and near Santa Cruz

  • Santa Cruz, California

    Lookout Loop Trail

    2.64 mi / 551 ft gain
    Lookout Loop Trail is a loop trail that is moderately difficult located near Santa Cruz, California.
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  • Santa Cruz, California

    Upper Delaveaga Loop

    1.62 mi / 128 ft gain
    Upper Delaveaga Loop is a loop trail that provides a good opportunity to see wildlife located near Santa Cruz, California.
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  • Santa Cruz, California

    UCSC to the Sea

    19.15 mi / 1808 ft gain
    UCSC to the Sea is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Santa Cruz, California.
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  • Santa Cruz, California

    Englesman Loop Trail to Wild Boar Trail

    4.46 mi / 669 ft gain
    Englesman Loop Trail to Wild Boar Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Santa Cruz, California.
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  • 1401 Coast Road, California

    Englesman Loop Trail

    4.38 mi / 548 ft gain
    Englesman Loop Trail is a loop trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Santa Cruz, California.
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  • Santa Cruz, California

    Hike the Rincon Fire Trail

    5.0
    1 mi / 300 ft gain
    The Rincon Fire Trail Starts at a small dirt parking lot next to CA-9 and traverses down the mountain to the San Lorenzo River Connecting with the Pipeline Trail. The trail can be a simple one of a mile out and back or up to 5 miles depending on your preference. The elevation will change by about...
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  • Santa Cruz, California

    Cowboy Loop Trail

    2.11 mi / 230 ft gain
    Cowboy Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Santa Cruz, California.
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  • 1401 Coast Road, California

    Wilder Ranch Singletrack Trails Loop

    13.74 mi / 1637 ft gain
    Wilder Ranch Singletrack Trails Loop is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Santa Cruz, California.
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  • Santa Cruz, California

    Seaside Ride Along Old Cove Landing

    5.0
    The Old Cove Landing Trail at Wilder Ranch is the perfect destination for a relaxing bike ride. The 3 mile loop starts at Wilder Ranch Visitor Center/Park Store, takes you past their Brussels sprout fields and on to a coastline trail. From the Visitor Center parking lot look for and follow signs ...
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  • Santa Cruz, California

    Wilder Ridge Trail

    8.05 mi / 860 ft gain
    Wilder Ridge Trail is a loop trail that is moderately difficult located near Santa Cruz, California.
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  • Santa Cruz, California

    Pacific to Redwoods Loop

    11.89 mi / 1142 ft gain
    Pacific to Redwoods Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Santa Cruz, California.
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  • Santa Cruz, California

    Old Landing Cove Trail

    2.39 mi / 161 ft gain
    Old Landing Cove Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Santa Cruz, California.
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  • Santa Cruz, California

    Wilder Ranch Downhill: Eucalyptus to Twin Oaks

    5.52 mi / 69 ft gain
    Wilder Ranch Downhill: Eucalyptus to Twin Oaks is a point-to-point trail where you may see local wildlife located near Scotts Valley, California.
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  • Felton, California

    Ox Road Trail to Garden of Eden

    1.59 mi / 246 ft gain
    Ox Road Trail to Garden of Eden is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Felton, California.
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  • Santa Cruz County, California

    Twin Gates Loop: Meadow Trail, Felix the Cat, Pipe Dream, Geoffs Trail

    5.6 mi / 466 ft gain
    Twin Gates Loop: Meadow Trail, Felix the Cat, Pipe Dream, Geoffs Trail is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Scotts Valley, California.
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  • Santa Cruz County, California

    UCSC Upper Campus Trail

    6.21 mi / 1280 ft gain
    UCSC Upper Campus Trail is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Santa Cruz, California.
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