Aptos Creek and West Ridge Trail Loop to Top of the Incline and Sand Point Overlook. MODERATE(). The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park. In winters, the hiking trails in Forest of Nisene Marks are gorgeous, making any 18 and 21 miles long, even though visually, they look very different on a map. Nisene Marks mountain bike trail map. 14 trails on an interactive map of the trail network.

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Dogs must be attended and on leashes no longer than six feet at all times.

Best Trails in The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park

When the loggers left the Aptos Canyon, the forest began to heal itself; now, the scars grow fainter with each passing year. The park claims 30 miles of maintained trails and roads meandering through semi-wild terrain and climbing from to 2, feet.

Big Basin State Park. Marsk Please click here to request a two-hour class visit lead by Seacliff State Beach staff. We did the loop and got about 15 miles in.

Best Trails in The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park – California | AllTrails

Log in or register to markx comments. Skip to main content. Camping is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Though horses are prohibited on most of the trails, the park is a paradise for runners, hikers and mountain bikers looking for the thrill of rugged and varied trails, not to mention some of the cleanest air in California.


Love the area so much!

Other then that will definitely do it again with a map. When I went in mid October the falls were strong enough to stand under and cool off for the return trek. Hoffman’s Historic Site 3.

Map of Trails near The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park – California | AllTrails

In fact, the epicenter of the 6. I would recommend downloading the map. The main trail descends to a footbridge in an ivy-choked trall, then there’s a steep descent back to the river.

At the southern tip of Nisene Marks is a little patch of old-growth redwoods in a small ravine, part of a property known as Marcel’s Forest that was added to the park in It used to work. Osprey Raptor 14 Hydration Pack. Visits limited by staff availability.

Scenery was absolutely stunning but there is lots of poison oak. Volunteer with the Trail Crew Visit http: Four trxil fabulous but serviceable restrooms between the entrance tdail Porter Picnic Area.


Only issue, and probably my bad for not getting a map, is what should have been an easy 5. Just a markss miles from the Pacific Ocean, right outside the quaint village of Aptos, lies a serene oasis: Overall the grove isn’t nearly as impressive or scenic as the old-growth groves at Big Basin, Henry Cowell, or even Heritage Grove. Lots of poison oak but I had gaitors. Dogs and bikes are allowed only on fire roads throughout the park and on single-track trails south of the steel bridge.

Nisene Marks Trail Map

The dirt road in was not rough at all. More cool near Mmarks on AirBnB. Lots of rich lush foliage. Post a field note Upload a photo Embed a video. Beautiful, well maintained trails and a decent workout. Many steep dropoffs along path make it somewhat dangerous. Keep your heads up for mountain bikers!

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