Ico map marker 1 HR FROM SAN JOSE

Santa Cruz,

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

Welcome to the Santa Cruz Forest

Wander among towering redwoods, stately firs, and twisting madrones. Take in expansive views and breathe pure mountain air.

  • Impressive ridgeline vistas
  • Near state parks
  • Great birdwatching

Learn more about our forest sections

Each area of the forest has its own unique character.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

A variety of activities and sites nearby.

Best places to stay

Comfortable, local accommodations.

Best restaurants

Just a few of our favorites.

Interested in the Santa Cruz Forest?

Explore your memorial options and schedule a time to tour the forest in-person or online.