1 HOUR FROM SAN JOSE

Santa Cruz Forest

Nestled in the Santa Cruz mountains, this 84-acre wood offers adventurous trails, ancient groves, and uninterrupted views of the region's tallest peaks.

  • mountainous
  • by state park
  • birdwatching
EASY HIKE

Forest Meadows

Walk through the wildflowers. This spacious, sunkissed meadow is known for its easy trails, grassy fields, and distinct ring of tanoaks and madrones at its border.

Barbara Bessimer

“ I am so thrilled to know that my eternity will be spent in such a peaceful and natural setting. ”

- Barbara Bessimer

Forest meadows
MODERATE HIKE

Soquel
Creek Ravine

Explore the ravine. A vigorous hike brings you to the forest canyon, where adventurous trails, the sound of rushing water, and views of Loma Prieta dominate the scene.

Holly Millener

“ What an amazing experience and opportunity! We will definitely recommend you to friends and family! ”

- Holly Millener

Soquel creek ravine
EASY HIKE

Old Grove

Meet the old guard. This peaceful grove is home to the forest's oldest trees and a flower-fringed pond where you'll find frogs, newts, and other four-legged locals.

Josefina Manzo

“ Our experience was amazing It was a nice to walk around the forest and know we will eventually be part of this earth. ”

- Josefina Manzo

Old grove
Obj moss

Visit Santa Cruz Forest

Experience Santa Cruz Forest yourself. Discover its peaceful groves, rugged ravine, and more. Schedule a tour with one of our knowledgeable forest stewards today.