mountain biking

Loch Lomond Gets A Makeover

Your rental kayak here. Photo by Hilltromper.

Imagine a redwood-ringed lake in Santa Cruz County with a zipline, kayaks and canoes for rent, yurts for camping, backpacking sites, an amphitheater and a wedding facility. It could happen.

Fire Road Fabulous

overlook at Wilder Ranch State Park

Wilder Ranch State Park
8.2 miles (or 11.2 with optional UCSC cross over); max elevation: 1080 feet

Rebel's Ride

view from Wilder Ranch State Park mountain biking trail

An 8.3 mile mountain bike ride through Wilder Ranch State Park with an elevation range of 620 feet.

Vista Junkie's Trip

A 9.1-mile ride through Wilder Ranch State Park covering an elevation range of 860 feet.

Bicycling Santa Cruz: Celebrate Santa Cruz Bike Week!

Introducing ... the new Hilltromper cycling blog by Karen Kefauver!

Top 5 Scenic Mtn Bike Rides

Coastline Cruise takes you along the edge of the sea at Wilder Ranch. Photo credit: Brooke Wright.

Pretty places to pedal.

The Bike Fest Cometh

Catching air — fun for the participant and the audience! Photo by Karen Kefauver.

Fat tires rule at the 4th annual Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival this weekend.

Wilder Ranch

Mountain bikers on the Engelsman bypass. Photo credit: Hilltromper.

If you've got just one day, this is the place.

The Pogonip

Lookout Trail skirts a meadow in the upper part of Pogonip. Photo credit: Gwyn Fisher.

The call of the wild inside city limits.

Forest of Nisene Marks

Easy trails in Nisene Marks wend among some old-growth redwoods. Photo credit: Leor Pantilat.

Thirty miles of redwood-shaded trails.