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  • November 6th, 2010
    Quail Hollow County Park
    Santa Cruz County
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Quail Hollow County Park
Santa Cruz County
November 6th, 2010
10:00 AM

The Place

 

Nestled deep in the Santa Cruz Mountains is this 300-acre historic horse ranch and nature preserve, home to 15 habitats and 4.5 miles of hiking and equestrian trails. In the center of this tear-drop shaped valley one will find the ranch complex consisting of the visitor center housed in a historic ranch house, picnic areas, horse barns and turnouts, lawn area, orchard, and parking lot, with basic amenities including bathrooms and drinking fountain.

 

Walking the Walk

We will be hiking the Italian & Sunset Trails where there are spectacular views at the top as well as a pigmy redwood forest that is fascinating! Nestled deep in the Santa Cruz Mountains this 300-acre historic horse ranch and nature preserve is home to 15 habitats. They range from the aquatic environment of the pond and surrounding riparian ecosystems to the hot, dry chaparral and unique sandhills habitat. Mixed evergreen forests, redwoods, and grasslands round out some of the other habitats found in the park.

Level: 2 - Miles: 4.5 - Elevation change: 2,200 ft - Host: Gary G.

 

Directions:

From San Jose: Take Hwy 17 South and exit in Scotts Valley at #3 Mt Hermon Rd. Take a Right onto Mt Hermon Rd and turn Left on Graham Hill Rd. Turn Left on E Zayante Rd and continue up for around 2 miles then turn Left on Quail Hollow Rd. to the park entrance.

Travel time from San Jose: 50 minutes

 

Know Before You Go:

No Parking Fee
No dogs allowed on trails
Dress appropriately, Layers are suggested
Restrooms - available in the Parking Lot

Website Trail Map:    Click Here


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