Mountain Biking Santa Cruz Guide Book

Mountain Biking Santa Cruz, 2nd Edition

The Ultimate Trail & Ride Guide for the Santa Cruz Area

Printed 2009
ISBN-13  978-0-9723361-2-3
192 pages
190 illustrations: photos, profiles, maps
4.25" X 7" Pocket-sized book
Authors: Dave & Allison Diller

Depicts the trails and rides from:
   Wilder Ranch State Park
    DeLaveaga Park
    Pogonip Park
    Forest of Nisene Marks State Park
    Soquel Demonstration State Park
    Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
    Big Basin State Park
    Long Ridge Open Space Preserve
    Saratoga Gap Open Space Preserve...and more!    

See Table of Contents below.


Excerpt from back cover:
"Welcome to Santa Cruz, California’s fat-tire fantasyland! From the surf to the mountains, you can bike a myriad of trails along pristine creeks in a shady grove of redwoods, through sunny grasslands, or on the scenic coastal cliffs. Get ready to ride rollercoaster singletrack, bomb fast and furious fire roads, test your skills on technical trails, or simply cruise the many rides!

Mountain Biking Santa Cruz, the trail and ride guide for the greater Santa Cruz area, provides all the necessary information to discover and piece together your perfect mountain biking adventure. Along with detailed trail descriptions, this pack-sized book contains numerous photos, GPS accurate maps, useful elevation profiles, and specific mileage guides to get you on your way."

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Table of Contents:

Santa Cruz Location Map

Welcome to Santa Cruz

About This Guidebook

Santa Cruz Climate

Other Considerations

Mountain Biking Ethics

Wilder Ranch State Park

1. Old Cove Landing/Ohlone Bluff Trail

2. Wilder Ridge Loop

3. Baldwin/Enchanted Loop

4. Wilder Singletrack Loop

5. Wilder Gray Whale Loop

6. Wilder/Gray Whale Trail Guide

A. Baldwin Loop Trail

B. Eagle Cutoff Trail

C. Enchanted Loop Trail

D. Englesman Loop Trail

E. Wild Boar Trail

F. Old Cabin Trail

G. Eucalyptus Loop Trail

H. Twin Oaks Trail

I. Bobcat Trail

J. Wilder Ridge Trail (Dairy Mill & Horseman)

K. Zane Gray Trail

L. Cowboy Loop Trail

M. Chinquapin Trail

N. Long Meadow Trail

O. Woodcutter’s Trail


7. North Campus Loop

8. Cowell-Wilder Regional Trail

9. Arroyo Seco-UCSC-Wilder Loop

10. UCSC Trail Guide

A. Chinquapin Road

B. Fuel Break Road

C. North Fuel Break Road

D. West Road

E. Red Hill Road

Pogonip Park

11. U-Con Trail

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

12. Henry Cowell Loop

13. Redwoods to Coast Ride

14. Henry Cowell Trail Guide

A. Rincon Connector Trail

B. Rincon Fire Road

C. Ridge Fire Road

D. Powder Mill Fire Road

E. Pipeline Road

DeLaveaga Park

15. Top of the World Loop

16. Figure 8 Loop

Forest of Nisene Marks State Park

17. Aptos Rancho Trail

18. Vienna Woods Combo Loop

19. Aptos Creek Fire Road

20. Upper Aptos Creek Fire Road

21. Hinckley Basin Fire Road

22. Epic Nisene-Demo Ride

Soquel Demonstration State Forest

23. Outer Demo Loop

24. Inner Demo Loop

25. Soquel Demo Trail Guide

A. Ridge Trail

B. Corral Trail

C. Sulphur Springs Trail

D. Braille Trail

E. Tractor Trail

F. Saw Pit Trail

G. Hihn’s Mill Road

H. Amaya Road

I. Long Ridge Road

Big Basin Redwoods State Park

26. Waddell Creek/Skyline to the Sea Trail

27. Big Basin Loop

28. Big Basin Trail Guide

A. Gazos Creek Road

B. Middle Ridge Road

C. Hihn Hammond Road

D. Last Chance Road

E. Johansen Road

F. Whitehouse Canyon Road

G. Anderson Landing Road

H. Chalks Road

Saratoga Gap/Long Ridge Open Space Preserves

29. Saratoga Gap Trail

30. Long Ridge Loop

Access Trails & Bike Paths

31. West Cliff Path

32. Wilder Ranch Bike Path

33. Arroyo Seco Canyon Path

34. San Lorenzo Riverway

Other Paths and Trails

Proposed Trails

Bike Jumps



Mountain Bike Events

Bike Shops

Index of Rides By Category

Index of Maps

Index of Trails and Rides

Special Thanks

The Authors

Book Information

Back Cover


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