San Jose, California
July 4, 2009
Santa Cruz, County
Wilder Ranch State Park
July 4, 2009
Wilder Ranch has a rich blend of history and sweeping coastal landscapes. 19th century
ranch buildings are surrounded by lovely flower gardens. A Mexican era adobe and traces
of the earlier Ohlone Indian presence are quieter echoes of Santa Cruz history.
You can explore the history of early ranchers and farmers along the Central Coast through tours and living history demonstrations. Today, Docents dressed in period clothing help awaken your senses to a turn of the century
lifestyle as they lead tours and demonstrate blacksmithing, baking, crafts and historic
Level 2 - Miles 8 - Elevation 100' - Hosts: Mary G. and Nancy S.
ATTENTION *** We would like to invite everyone to bring a picnic style lunch to share and join in with
us in a wild recovery style family picnic by the old farmhouse after the hike.
Walking the Walk
ALERT *** We are starting this hike a bit early, 9:30
AM, due to the length of the hike and that it is a holiday.
We will be taking the Old Cove Landing Trail, a self guided nature walk atop the bluffs,
about 2 miles, then heading left at the railroad tracks, walking another 2 miles and
culminating at our sweet meeting spot by a pretty coastal cove.
Take Hwy 17 South 26 miles to Hwy. 1 North toward Half Moon Bay. Hwy 1, becomes
Mission Blvd as you go through town. Go approx 4.4 miles on Hwy 1 / Mission Blvd and
look for the park on the left hand side past Western Drive. We will meet
in the parking lot.
from San Jose is estimated at 45 minutes.
Know Before You Go
NOTE *** Wilder Ranch has a 1908 style Independence Day
Celebration on this date from 11am – 4pm where one can participate in a 1909 style Celebration
including a noon parade, games, children’s craft area, music, living history demonstrations, and,
historic speeches and flag raising.
Coastal Weather is changeable, wear layers. Use/bring plenty of sunscreen.
Bathrooms are only in parking lot and not along the trail.
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