Wilder Ranch State Park

Wilder boasts spectacular views of the coast. Photo: Bruce Dorman

Wilder boasts spectacular views of the coast. Photo: Bruce Dorman

Wilder Ranch is home to some of Santa Cruz’s most iconic riding. On the coastal side of Highway one, trails wind along the bluffs overlooking the Pacific. On the inland side of the highway, trails climb up rolling grasslands that overlook the ocean, and dip down into verdant redwood timbered drainages. Wilder offers a up miles of fire roads and singletrack. Some singletrack highlights include, Enchanted Loop, Twin Oaks, and Old Cabin.

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Horse Ride Alert: SCCHA Fireworks Endurance Ride this Saturday, June 13

July 10th, 2013

Just a reminder that the Santa Cruz County Horsemen’s Association (SCCHA) Fireworks Endurance Ride is this coming Saturday, June 13 and much of the event will be on trails in Wilder. Below is a course map for reference and the … Continue reading

New Picnic Table at Overlook at Wilder Ranch

December 6th, 2011

The overlook at Wilder Ranch State Park is an amazing destination for all trail users. After your climb to the overlook you will be rewarded with a spectacular view of the entire Monterey Bay. On a clear day you can … Continue reading

Emma McCrary Loved the Dirt You Ride

July 18th, 2011

If you like riding the Rincon Trail, thank the McCrarys. Those who cut their single track teeth on Wilder Ranch trails should also thank the McCrarys. Emma McCrary and her husband Bud built many of the original Wilder single track … Continue reading

Santa Cruz XTerra in Wilder Ranch

May 17th, 2011

Can you imagine doing a 3+ hour club ride, after doing a 20+ min swim in our blistering cold ocean, and then following up with a 10K run, with sun, wind, and rain. I can’t and yet I witnessed a … Continue reading