Wilder Ranch State Park

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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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MBoSC happenings in the days immediately ahead

January 9th, 2015

Wow, such a busy next few days in MBoSC land that we needed to lay it out in a blog post to keep it all straight! Hope you can make it to one or more of these MBoSC-hosted events. Saturday … Continue reading

Additional backcountry panel installed at Wilder

July 16th, 2014

Another backcountry panel was recently installed at the intersection of Woodcutters and Chinquapin trails at Wilder Ranch State Park. MBoSC donated $2,250 on behalf of the mountain biking community to pay for this sign which includes a map of the … Continue reading

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