Day 21 - Soquel Demonstration Forest & Wilder Ranch MTB Rides
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 

Soquel Demonstration Forest For our last active day of our holiday we decided to go and ride at the Soquel Demonstration Forest and Wilder Ranch at Santa Cruz. Soquel Demonstration Forest
Soquel Demonstration Forest The trails were great, you did have to do a fair bit of riding on dirt road to get elevation, but then the ridge trail and the various trails dropping off the ridge were all good fun. We road down the three major trails sawpit, tractor and brail and there were all sweet. At the end we were quite tired as you had to do a lot of ups to get the downs 8-) Soquel Demonstration Forest
Wilder Ranch MTB Next we headed over to Santa Cruz and Wilder Ranch, we rode up the wilder ridge loop trail, and took the zane gray cut off trail up to the baldwin loop trail, we then cut off this trail onto the enchanted forest loop trail - a very good down hill singletrack through big trees, then we connected onto the eucalyptus trail, and then onto the old cabin trail and finally onto englishman loop trail back down to the SUV. The trail network was good fun to ride, unfortunately we did not have time to find the hidden gems such as the magic carpet ride at the back of the park.

Wilder Ranch MTB

Wilder Ranch MTB

Wilder Ranch MTB

When we go to the SUV we decided to finish off the day with a ride along the cliff path, the waves were very impressive crashing against the cliffs, we also saw a bob cat which we had not seen before. We then headed into Santa Cruz and got some good food at a restaurant called Costa Brava, and then we went to an ice cream parlor next door and had some big ice cream deserts.

We then headed back to San Jose and I packed up the bikes ready for the journey home.

Wilder Ranch MTB

DAY 22