Welcome to Santa Cruz Mountains
Heading north from Santa Cruz, it’s 7 miles to Felton where there is forest ziplining adventures and also hiking in the Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. Also in Felton is the pioneer-era fun and spectacle of Roaring Camp Railroads. Seven miles further north on Hwy 9, stop in Boulder Creek for a bite and a cold beer.
Follow Hwy 236 northwest for a further nine twisting miles from Boulder Creek to Big Basin Redwoods State Park for excellent hiking including one trail ending at the Pacific Ocean near Waddell Beach.