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Wilder Ranch State Park

Category: Area Attractions


1401 Coast Rd
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 423-9703

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Wilder Ranch State Park is located just north of Santa Cruz on Highway 1. The park has 34 miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails winding through coastal terraces and valleys. Several restored buildings once belonging to the Wilder family are preserved. The park has tours and living history demonstrations to help visitors explore the history of early ranchers and farmers along the Central Coast. The site was originally the main rancho supplying Santa Cruz Mission. It later became a successful and innovative dairy ranch. Surrounding grounds include Victorian homes, gardens, and historic adobe.