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Want to go hiking in the Santa Cruz Mountains? In this guide, we’ve reviewed our full collection of hikes and walking routes in the Santa Cruz Mountains to bring you the top 20 hiking routes in the region. To see which of our walks in the Santa Cruz Mountains is the right one for you, browse real tips and photos uploaded by other hikers—and see what they had to say about each walk.

Intermediate
03:34
7.22 mi
Difficult
06:04
12.6 mi
Difficult
02:42
5.46 mi
Intermediate
02:14
5.10 mi
Intermediate
03:44
7.18 mi
Intermediate
02:06
4.40 mi
Intermediate
02:15
4.87 mi
Intermediate
03:32
6.82 mi
Intermediate
02:05
4.66 mi
Intermediate
02:45
6.09 mi
Intermediate
03:39
7.76 mi
Intermediate
03:34
7.35 mi
Intermediate
02:08
4.65 mi
Difficult
05:07
9.88 mi
Intermediate
02:32
5.60 mi
Difficult
04:11
7.15 mi
Intermediate
02:25
4.81 mi
Intermediate
02:22
4.79 mi
Intermediate
02:24
4.76 mi
Intermediate
03:42
7.29 mi

Top 20 best walks and hikes in the Santa Cruz Mountains

    1
    Intermediate
    03:34
    7.22 mi
    2.0 mph
    1,400 ft
    1,400 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    2
    Difficult
    06:04
    12.6 mi
    2.1 mph
    2,050 ft
    2,050 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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  • 3
    Difficult
    02:42
    5.46 mi
    2.0 mph
    1,025 ft
    1,050 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.
    4
    Intermediate
    02:14
    5.10 mi
    2.3 mph
    400 ft
    400 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
    5
    Intermediate
    03:44
    7.18 mi
    1.9 mph
    1,700 ft
    1,700 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
    6
    Intermediate
    02:06
    4.40 mi
    2.1 mph
    725 ft
    725 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
    7
    Intermediate
    02:15
    4.87 mi
    2.2 mph
    650 ft
    650 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
    8
    Intermediate
    03:32
    6.82 mi
    1.9 mph
    1,625 ft
    1,625 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
    9
    Intermediate
    02:05
    4.66 mi
    2.2 mph
    425 ft
    450 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
    10
    Intermediate
    02:45
    6.09 mi
    2.2 mph
    625 ft
    625 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
    11
    Intermediate
    03:39
    7.76 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,125 ft
    1,125 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
    12
    Intermediate
    03:34
    7.35 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,250 ft
    1,250 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
    13
    Intermediate
    02:08
    4.65 mi
    2.2 mph
    550 ft
    550 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
    14
    Difficult
    05:07
    9.88 mi
    1.9 mph
    2,350 ft
    2,350 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
    15
    Intermediate
    02:32
    5.60 mi
    2.2 mph
    625 ft
    625 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
    16
    Difficult
    04:11
    7.15 mi
    1.7 mph
    1,725 ft
    1,725 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.
    17
    Intermediate
    02:25
    4.81 mi
    2.0 mph
    975 ft
    975 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
    18
    Intermediate
    02:22
    4.79 mi
    2.0 mph
    625 ft
    625 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
    19
    Intermediate
    02:24
    4.76 mi
    2.0 mph
    975 ft
    975 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
    20
    Intermediate
    03:42
    7.29 mi
    2.0 mph
    1,650 ft
    1,650 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

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