Day Trip To Wilder Ranch State Park

Thursday, April 28, 2016

We started our day at Emily's bakery in Santa Cruz and got some pastries to go. The poppy seed muffins and cheddar scones were really good!

We then headed to Wilder Ranch State Park.

There are many trails to explore at the park. We chose to take the Ohlone Bluff Trail and the Old Cove Landing Trail, which together create a 3.5 mile loop along the cliffs. The trail is suitable for strollers (not umbrella ones, though).
There's beach access at a few point along the trail, so take your picnic blanket and pastries with you.

In some points you can get really close to the cliff's edge, so make sure you and your toddler are very careful. 
We saw lots of sea lions, birds, friendly squirrels, lots of flowers, bugs and butterflies. In a good day, during the right season, you can even see whales.

The park was formerly a dairy ranch, and many of the ranch's buildings have been restored for use as a museum. Don't miss a visit to the farm animals, barn and gift shop!

1401 Coast Rd, Santa Cruz, CA
Open daily, 8am - sunset. Entrance fee: $10 per car.

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