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San Jose, California
August 27, 2005
The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park 
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August 27, 2005
The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park  
Santa Cruz County
sun and shade on creek

The Place

This State Park looks like an enchanted forest straight from a fairy tale; our hike will be through this beautiful forest along Aptos Creek and Bridge Creek. This is a good example second-growth forest recovering from logging that stopped in the 1920ís. Thanks to the Steps and the fellowship, our lives, too, may become something approaching this beautiful, productive, and serene place.

stones in creek creek

Getting There

Take Highway 1 south, past Santa Cruz, to the State Park Drive exit. Head east on State Park Drive. Turn right onto Soquel Drive and drive for one mile. Turn left on Aptos Creek Road, and follow it 4 miles into the park. Meet at Georgeís Picnic Area.


Walking the Walk

Our hike will begin on the Loma Prieta Grade joining up with the Bridge Creek Trail, crossing Bridge Creek and then hiking back down on the Ridge Trail. The hike is a Level 3 and 8 miles.


Know Before You Go

No dogs allowed on the hiking trails. Parking is $6.00. The weather can change, so dress in layers and bring lots of water. For more information, contact your host, Rick B.

Note: This hike was rescheduled from August 13 to August 27. Please join us at San Pedro Valley Park on August 13.

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Wild Recovery Meetings  |  What to Wear & Bring  |  Trail Maps/ Park Info
What is Wild Recovery?  |  NA Online Resources  |  Contact Us