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Wilder Ranch offers a trip to the past, especially when they have their old-time days and all the workshops are open as well as the main house. There are many trails to explore. My favorite is the bluff trail. It can be quite blustery, so...More
When I first visited this ranch, I wasn't sure what to expect. Once I saw the beautiful ocean view, I was hooked! I didn't even realize we had hiked 4 miles when we were done cause I was so busy admiring the beautiful scenery in...More
To be fair, I should have researched this place before we cycled there to understand it's largely a disused farm in the middle of nowhere. It felt really spooky with disused outbuildings and dilapidated buildings. There are trails and cycle routes from here which we...More
This place has some amazing bike trails. It literally has a little bit of everything for everyone. That being said these trails are, in my opinion, not for beginners. I'm an intermediate mountain biker and there are some serious climbs and downhills. Serious enough that...More
The setting and the ranch are absolutely picturesque. You can see the old agricultural ways come to life here. It is fabulously well curated and taken care of. What left the strongest impression on me was the woodshop. An eye-opening experience seeing how things were...More
We took advantage of our all-day state park pass to visit Wilder Ranch after spending the day at Natural Bridges. We took a short hike out to the ocean, maybe 3/4 mile, and enjoyed the spectacular views.
There's easy parking, convenient rest rooms, and lots...More
Response from Valerie H | Reviewed this property |
parking is 10 dollars and it is important to arrive before 10am, preferably by 9 on weekends as the park is very popular and the parking is limited to one lot. People do ride horses on the trail but I am not sure of how to... More
parking is 10 dollars and it is important to arrive before 10am, preferably by 9 on weekends as the park is very popular and the parking is limited to one lot. People do ride horses on the trail but I am not sure of how to rent. You are not able to park overnight at the wilder ranch lot.
We took the walk to the fern grotto and as I remember there really didn't appear to be anyplace to walk along the beach let alone ride horses. It is a very rocky coastline, at the bottom of a cliff mostly.
Response from pamelamR4732JY | Reviewed this property |
Wilder State Park is day use only. There is a camp for equestrians which is part of Wilder located just a bit north on the Eastern side of the hiway. It is for horse campers only. You can get information on the State Park... More
Wilder State Park is day use only. There is a camp for equestrians which is part of Wilder located just a bit north on the Eastern side of the hiway. It is for horse campers only. You can get information on the State Park website. There is a very nice campground as part of Henry Cowell State Park which is between Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz. Only a few miles from the beach. Very good hiking trails and some mt biking trails.