Mountain Biking Santa Cruz, 2nd Edition

The Ultimate Trail & Ride Guide for the Santa Cruz Area

  • $18.95
  • 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 Trails and Ride from:
  • Wilder Ranch State Park
  • DeLaveaga Park
  • Pogonip Park
  • UCSC
  • 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!

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."

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

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