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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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

Wrap up: IMBA Trail Care Crew Santa Cruz Visit

March 31st, 2011

We had a very successful International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) Trail Care Crew (TCC) visit this past weekend. The Santa Cruz mountain biking community knocked IMBA’s socks off with our support of the event. They cited only 2 other visits … Continue reading

IMBA Trail Care Crew Coming to Santa Cruz!

February 14th, 2011

The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew will be in Santa Cruz to talk trails, teach people proper trail building technique and spend quality time digging in the dirt. The visit is one of about 70 stops on the 2011 schedule. You are invited to attend the Trail Building School on Saturday, March 26, 2011, 9am-5pm. Continue reading

Wilder Ranch Sign Ceremony

September 20th, 2010

For years a battered, mainly unreadable sign marked the entrance to the backcountry trails at Wilder Ranch State Park. Visitors are now greeted by a beautiful panel that includes a large map and a lot of useful information about the area. Continue reading