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May 27, 2017
Forest of Nisene Marks
Santa Cruz County
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Forest of Nisene Marks State Park
May 27, 2017
10:00 AM

Trail Through the Tall Redwoods

The Place

Just a few miles from the Pacific Ocean, just outside Aptos Village lies a serene Oasis. Nisene Marks, known for some of the cleanest air in CA, is also home to three fault lines including the San Andreas. 4/5 of the park is covered in dense redwoods. Chaparral is found in the steeper, hotter ridges. Douglas fir grows among the redwoods in numerous places. Other tree species include Alders, Maple, and Conttonwoods near the creek. Tan oaks in the understory of the redwoods, Pacific Madrone, California Bay and several Oak species.

Trail to Bridge

Trail Going into Trees

Walking the Walk

We will be embarking on the beautiful trail that leads to Maple Falls! Note: This trail crosses a creek multiple times so be ready to get your feet wet.

Sentintel Flowers Watching  Over The Hills

Level: 3.5 Challenging - Miles: 11 - Elevation change: 800 ft
Host: Sarah B.

Trail Guarded By Beautifull Madrone Trees

Know Before You Go:

Day Use Fee $10.00 at Kiosk, may be Self Pay, so have Change.
Dogs not allowed
Creek Crossings and Scrambling Involved, Waterproof Shoes are Suggested
Restrooms - Available At Parking Lot

Over Looking the Forest With the Pacific Ocean In the Distance

Directions:

Take Hwy 17 south towards Santa Cruz. Take Exit 1B for CA1 towards Watsonville/Monterey. Take Exit 435 State Park Drive towards Aptos. Turn right onto Soquel Drive. Turn left onto Aptos Creek Road. Go throught kiosk and proceed to George's Picnic Area.

Bridge Over the Creek


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