West Cliff Drive Santa Cru

#1 of 1 trails in Lighthouse Field State Beach
West Cliff Drive Santa Cru is a 4 mile out and back trail located near Santa Cruz, CA that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

4.1 miles 52 feet Out & Back
dog friendly birding hiking mountain biking nature trips scenic driving surfing trail running walking beach views
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Two miles of wheelchair accessable "mixed use bicycle path" along the scenic Santa Cruz Coast. Path covers visual and physical access to: Surfing, cycling, skating, walking, tidepools, beach, kite flying, fishing, frisbee, sponge and skim boarding, dogs playing on beach and open fields, sea otters, seals, whales and dolphins and monarch butterflies in season, pelicans, cormorants, seagulls and shorebirds, crabs, sea anenomes, lighthouse, and all ages of people out enjoying themselves. Within walking distance of one end is the Boardwalk and municipal pier, the other end has Natural Bridges state park. Moderate temperature in summer. Bring your camera, binoculars, and whole family including your dog (leash required on path but not on Lighthouse beach). Probably one of the most densely packed nature walks and recreation area in Santa Cruz.

Tammy N.

Beautiful coast trail

Jessica Gilbert

2 Completed2 Reviews

Holly O.

A little crowded at lunchtime, but still worth it for the amazing views.

Lesa Del llano

5 Completed5 Reviews

Brian C.

Brian C.

Aemie Woolen

38 Completed35 Reviews

T P.

A nice drive or walk along the ocean. We walked to the lighthouse and saw some sessions. Easy and peaceful.

John Truncali

9 Completed4 Reviews

Simply beautiful!!! Took many people's advice and started my hike super early... Around 9am to beat the crowds.

Breck Tuttle

447 Completed446 Reviews

We drove this after spending the night in Santa Cruz. Very pretty. Stopped and watched surfers near the surfers museum.