The Santa Cruz Mountain Tour Loop + ADD NEW ROUTE
61 in California California59 Miles Miles
on February 1, 2009
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Starting on Old San Jose Rd. in Soquel, CA head to Summit Rd(North). turn left and go to Hwy 17 merge onto 17 North a couple miles. Exit Bear Creek Rd. Wind back over freeway and head up the hill on Bear Creek Rd. This will take you all the way to the town of Boulder Creek. Turn Left onto Hwy 9. Take Hwy 9 into Felton. Turn right onto Felton Empire Grade. At the top turn Right on Empire Grade and go about 2 miles, turn left onto Pine Flat Rd. Pine Flat will turn into Bonny Doon Rd. which you will follow out to Hwy 1. Turn left and head back to Santa Cruz. Hope you Have Fun.
You will be cruising through the mountains. At the top of bear creek you can sneak a peek of the valleys below. This route passes directly through or right next to about 5 parks so you know the scenery has to be good ... Ana Jean Cummings Park, Forest of Nisene Marks State Park, Lexington Reservoir County Park, Henry Cowell Redwood State Park, and finally Wilder Ranch State Park.
Amenities are out there if you need them. But it's only 60 miles or so, so you won't be doing much stopping
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