San Vicente Redwoods

San Vicente Redwoods

San Vicente Redwoods and Coast Dairies (inland) represents about 14,000 contiguous acres of public land between Bonny Doon and Davenport

In November 2011, Land Trust of Santa Cruz County and four conservation partners purchased 8,500 acres of privately held land, now known as the San Vicente Redwoods (formerly Lonestar Timberlands or CEMEX Redwoods), located above Coast Dairies and north of Wilder Ranch State Park.

The new land managers intend to manage this property for conservation and recreation. MBoSC’s objective is to partner with the land manager to assist in the stewardship of the property with the support of the mountain bike community.

The San Vicente Redwoods and the adjacent Coast Dairies property (managed by the BLM) comprise nearly 14,000 contiguous acres between Bonny Doon and Davenport. Linking these two properties with trails could provide for long descents with a 2,500 foot elevation drop. Imagine a ten to fifteen mile ride from Empire Grade to the beach through spectacular redwood forests with sweeping ocean views.

Voice your support for mountain biking on the San Vicente Redwoods by completing the Land Trust’s San Vicente Redwoods Access Plan survey.

The Land Trust of Santa Cruz County is working hard to protect the lands in Santa Cruz  County for conservation, farming and recreation. Learn more about this this and other Land Trust projects.

Invest in your riding future — we’re building your MTB dream town!

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Invest in your riding future—make a year end gift for trails

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Summary of the San Vicente Redwoods Access Plan Released

August 28th, 2014

The San Vicente Redwoods is a 8,500 acre property between Davenport and Bonny Doon which will be managed by a consortium of land trusts for conservation and recreation. Mountain biking is one of the allowed recreational activities consistent with use … Continue reading

Public Access Planning for the CEMEX Redwoods

March 9th, 2014

Special report by Mark Davidson, MBoSC President One prospect that gets me excited about local mountain bike advocacy is the opportunities presented by the CEMEX redwoods property. This 8,500 acre parcel was owned by the multi-national company CEMEX but had … Continue reading