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Sunset Trail Extension

Quail Hollow Ranch Park, California
Distance1.0mi
Elevation Gain964ft
Trailhead Elevation963ft
Top1,039ft
Elevation Min/Max568/1039ft
Elevation Start/End963/963ft

Sunset Trail Extension

Sunset Trail Extension is a hiking trail in Santa Cruz County, California. It is within Quail Hollow Ecological Reserve and Quail Hollow Ranch Park. It is a mile long and begins at 963 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is two miles with a total elevation gain of 964 feet. The Sunset Vista Point viewpoint can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Dead End, Sunset Trail and Italian Trail.

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Ben Lomond,
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5/14/2019
This trail was finally named the Woodrat trail. It starts at about 550' elevation and meets the Sunset trail in about 1.1 miles at about 950'. But if you take this hike, you'll want to go to the Sunset trail end / viewpoint, for a total one way trip of about 1.3 miles. For a short trip with a view, you can just go to the Woodrat viewpoint at about .5 miles one way (photo of bench at Woodrat viewpoint). The Woodrat has the best wildflowers in the park, except for Lupines. The first half is shaded, the top half is sunnier. No horses on Woodrat. Highly recommended. This is a no-fee park.
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