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3.5 out of 5 Rider Rating 3.5
5 Reviews

The Santa Cruz Mountain Tour Loop

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Jan 31, 2009

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Jam5158
July 25, 2014
This is a great ride but the reviewer left out…
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Guest
June 23, 2009
Nice ride. I would also recommend riding Highway…
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Written Directions

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.

Scenery

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.

Drive Enjoyment

Na

Tourism Opportunities

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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Jam5158
July 25, 2014
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Motorcycle Type : Touring
This is a great ride but the reviewer left out the Hwy 236 route. At Boulder Creek take the 236 for a breathtaking ride through some of the most twisted roads you will ever encounter. Throw in the beautiful scenery of the Santa Cruz redwoods and it is breath taking. Not for the faint of heart to be sure. After your done with this ride come back to Boulder Creek Brewery for some tasty micro brews.
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Guest
June 23, 2009
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Motorcycle Type : Sport - Touring
Nice ride. I would also recommend riding Highway 35 north to Highway 84 west. Stop at Alice's and say high to the dozens (or hundreds on a weekend) of other motorcylists there. Watch for police, as they tend to hang here also. You could even head all the way up to Highway 92 and head west to Half Moon Bay. Beautiful day-long ride if the fogs backs off.
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SupermotoD
October 4, 2014
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Motorcycle Type : Sport
Great ride, But lot of traffic on weekends and CHP !
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