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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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

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