Although our coastal city is best known for its surf, sand, and sunshine, Santa Cruz has much to offer those who crave the rush of a technical descent or casual climb on two wheels. You don’t have to be a veteran rider to take advantage of many great trail networks in the area, many of which are just a short drive from the city’s center, although it’s most certainly easier if you can ride to the trail from your front door. From rugged to smooth and flowy to technical, you’ll find it all in the mountains surrounding Santa Cruz.
West Santa Cruz
Wilder Ranch State Park
Residents of West Santa Cruz are just a short bike ride or car trip from some of the most breathtaking riding in the area. West Santa Cruz offers a quick loop through several…