Parks & Rec

Parks & Recreation

Two-Valley Tour

Happy Valley and Scotts Valley by road bike.

Portola Redwoods SP

Pescadero Creek runs through the middle of Portola Redwoods. Photo credit: Damien Jay.

Uncrowded home of old-growth redwoods

Loch Lomond

Kayakers set out from the dock on Loch Lomond in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Photo by Hilltromper.

Fishing and boating among the redwoods.

Swanton Loop Road Ride

Swanton Road: it's God's country. Photo by Andrew Juiliano.

Easy riding in scenic North County.

Byrne-Milliron Forest

You won't see too many other people at Byrne-Milliron. Photo courtesy: Land Trust of Santa Cruz County.

Quirky artwork in a spectacular setting.

Bonny Doon Beach

Bonny Doon  Beach: We call it "clothing optional optional."

Tan lines. Who needs 'em?

Moss Landing Surf Break

A guy in a wetsuit surfing a big, cold-looking wave in the afternoon. Photo credit: Patty Bruno.

Consistent, heavy beach break.

26th Avenue Surf Break

Skimboarder on 26th Avenue surf break in Santa Cruz. Photo credit: Mark Grissom.

Pleasure Point’s scrappy little brother.

Land of Medicine Buddha

Welcome! Photo by Garrett McAuliffe.

Deserted trails and a vision of Tibet.

Manresa State Beach

Wisps of evening fog settle over the sand at Manresa State Beach. Hilltromper photo.

Miles of empty beach in either direction.