Explore the Santa Cruz Mountains on a historic train ride through a redwood forest from Roaring Camp in Felton, California. Admire the ancient redwood groves from the comfort of a steam locomotive chugging up the hillside. Venture into the forest and learn about the region from your informative train conductor, then explore an old-fashioned village where you can shop and take photos. This journey is fun for the whole family and a great way to see the beauty of California, as well as learn about the state’s railroad and engineering history. All aboard!
• 1.25 hours
Learn to surf in Santa Cruz during a 3-hour clinic designed with the beginner in mind. Novices are welcome, as well as anyone who has tried surfing but could use some tips for balancing on the board and catching a wave. You'll get plenty of practice with paddling and pop-up techniques while learning about wave breaks, ocean conditions, and safety in and out of the water, including surf etiquette. Includes all necessary equipment.
• 3 hours
Learn indigenous skills of survival in the woods, including how to build a shelter, gather water, make a fire, and forage edible plants or set up traps for food. Both novice campers and seasoned backpackers will benefit from hands-on activities during this 5-hour class with a naturalist instructor. The session takes place in a redwood forest in Boulder Creek, located just north of Santa Cruz.
• 5 hours
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• 1 hour
We're so excited to share with you the wonders of scouring the wilderness, stalking and scanning the terrain for delicious fungi finds. Please note that Mushroom Hunts embark PROMPTLY at 12pm so be sure to give yourself plenty of time to arrive! Cell service is spotty in the area, so it may be difficult to get in contact Maya if you are running late. NO REFUNDS will be given to latecomers who miss the hunt! Our current plan to get to the best mushroom spots involves some moderate hiking, about 2 miles with some uphill. We will be happy to accommodate various levels of physical fitness; please feel free to contact Maya if you have serious medical conditions, questions or concerns.
• 4 hours
This course is geared towards people who want to learn the basics on their mountain bikes. The course consists of on- and off-the-bike instruction and riding. The morning hours of the clinic will consist of outdoor classroom lesson instruction and bike handling drills. The afternoon hours of the clinic will consist of a moderate level 6-8 mile ride through the famous trails of the Santa Cruz Mountains!
• 4 hours
Starting in Half Moon Bay, this over night ebike tour starts ends in Santa Cruz and includes tent cabin accommodation and shuttle back from Santa Cruz. We explore the beaches, vistas, farms and back roads of the coast. It's 60 miles from start to finish. We'll make many stops along the way and ride at a leisurely pace. We stay the night in a beautiful resort nestled in the foothills of the Santa Cruz mountains with sweeping views of the ocean.
• 2 days
We ride directly from Silicon Valley to the Santa Cruz mountains and out to the coast. We'll explore the winding roads of Woodside and Skyline and make our way to a beautiful camping spot where we'll set-up camp, go for a hike and build a fire.
• 2 days
Beach trains operate seasonally between Roaring Camp and the seaside community of Santa Cruz. From Roaring Camp, the train travels through redwood forests of Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park alongside a scenic river gorge, down city streets to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk on the northern shores of Monterey Bay. The trip takes one hour in each direction for the round-trip with one hour stop-off in between. Customer purchases a round-trip ticket. Allow three hours for the round trip. Check train schedules for starting locations, dates and departure times. The Santa Cruz Beach train operates on a seasonal schedule from April 1 to September 30.
• 3 hours
We believe the best way to discover a place is on the seat of a bicycle. We are all about providing fun & authentic experiences in our cute seaside town of Santa Cruz which is why we love leading this bike ride! We'll show you the best natural features and stunning views along with awesome local stops to tap into the local NorCal culture...all with minimal hills! These rides are guided by friendly locals with backgrounds in hosting.
• 3 hours