Cove-Bluff Trail

Santa Cruz, California 95064

Cove-Bluff Trail

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Wilder Ranch State Park pleases hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians with bluffs, beaches, and redwood ridges. The ?at exposed trail along the scalloped coastal bluffs is a 360-degree panoramic treat of blue Paci?c, rich farmland, and tree-studded hilltops.

Like most of California, the history begins with native people. The Ohlone Indians thrived on these coastal prairies until the Spanish explorers arrived and the Franciscan padres established the mission system. Over time the land became part of the Mexican land grants known as “ranchos.” Ranchos were further divided and acquired by new settlers when California became a republic independent of both Spain and Mexico."

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Trail Information

Santa Cruz
Nearby City
Trail Type
5 hours
71 feet
Trailhead Elevation
71 feet
Top Elevation
Wilder Ranch State Park, 1401 Old Coast Rd., Santa Cruz 95060; (831) 423-9703 or (831) 426-0505;
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Dec 2018