Santa Cruz Mountains

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Having trouble finding trail maps of the Santa Cruz Mountains?

National Geographic covers this coastal, redwood forest region with two colorful topo maps.

The coastal mountain area is heavy on residential and much of it private land. Several State Parks and a few county parks are central hubs for outdoor recreation, all year round. Hike or backpacking; camping options available in most parks. Mountain bikes are allowed only in some areas, so do your research online before you make the drive.

PARKS IN THE REGION –
Ano Nuevo State Park
Big Basin State Park
Butano State Park
Castle Rock State Park
Forest of Nisene Marks State Park
Henry Cowell State Park
Portola State Park
Quail Hollow Ranch County Park
Sam McDonald County Park
Sanborn County Park