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Wilder Ranch First Day Hike

January 1 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Sunny dirt trail surrounded by short foliage

Where: Backcountrytrails of Wilder Ranch

Time: 5.5 hours

Parking: Main visitor parking lot. Vehicle day-use feeis $10.

What to expect: 8-mile hike across varioustrails of the Wilder Ranch Backcountry area, through coastal prairie,grasslands, mixed forest.  The hikeascending about 1000 feet over a variety of trail surfaces; gravel, dirt, andsand, single track, fire roads, and some switchbacks.

Length of hike: 8-mileloop, 1000 feet of elevation gain

Ages: 12 and up

Preparation: Participants should wear sturdy closetoed shoes have sun and rain layers, bring 1-1.5 liters of water & a lunch

Special instructions: Pre-registration for the hike is required here.

Day of rain will cancel, as will rain of more than 1/2 inch the day prior.

Contact: wilderranch@ports-ca.us

Parks and Beaches

Wilder Ranch State Park
1401 Coast Road
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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