Wilder Ranch State Park
Location: 1401 Coast Rd, Santa Cruz, California 95060, United States
Features: hiking, horse back riding, touring, bicycling
About the Wilder Ranch State Park
Wilder Ranch State Park is a California State Park on the Pacific Ocean coast north of Santa Cruz, California. The park was formerly a dairy ranch, and many of the ranch buildings have been restored for use as a museum.
There are no campgrounds; a day-use parking lot provides access to the museum. The long trails and ocean views make the area a favorite of hikers, equestrians and mountain bikers. Public beaches continue to the north in Coast Dairies State Park.
Top 3 Adventure Hacks
1. Uncover A Deep History
Explore and discover California’s early ranching history, Experience the life like a century ago in this innovative ranch. the 1897 Victoria home, 1859 Gothic Revival farmhouse, 1896 water-powered machine shop, rodeo arena, barns and other historic buildings. (Kindly check/call the park for other schedules and details)
2. Enjoy Family Friendly Adventures & Activities
Wilder Ranch offers Ranch Tours and Farm Animal Tours.
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And as always never adventure without the proper outdoor gear.
3. Support Kids2Parks
Kids2Parks is an innovative park-equity program to bring students from Title 1 schools to State Park field trips. The program, a partnership between California State Parks and Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks, increases the number of students who have visited a state park or beach by reducing barriers to access.
The program offers transportation funding for field trips to select Title 1 schools in Santa Cruz, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties.
For more information, and to apply please visit thatsmypark.org