Dogs, surfers, beautiful homes; so much to see walking from the State park to the wharf and back along the paved coastal trail.

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Natural Bridges

Year Round Walk

SN: 124446 - 2024 / Y0328

when is the event

From Mon, Jan 1st, 2024 to Dec 31st, 2024

Start box available: 10:00am-8:00pm daily. Walk dawn to dusk.

where is the event

Santa Cruz, California

The address/location to the Physical Start Box (PSB) for mapping services such as Google or Siri is as follows:

Togo's, Santa Cruz, California

WARNING: The map pin is for reference only and may not accurately indicate the start box location or the event start.

reasons to do the event

Special programs

Lighthouses II



CC: Santa Cruz County


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Event comments

A club favorite! This walk takes you through Natural Bridges park and then along the gorgeous Santa Cruz coast to the wharf; a classic California walk. The Monarch butterflies winter here in the eucalyptus grove sanctuary at Natural Bridges. Watch the surfers and enjoy beautiful views as you approach the Surfing Museum. You can extend the walk by venturing onto the Wharf to enjoy the barking seals!

conditions for the event

Rating: 1B, Distance: 5, 8, 11km

Restrooms: Yes

Pets: Yes

Strollers: Easy

Wheelchairs: Medium

Event information

A walk rating of 1A is available by avoiding the beach (sand). Restrooms are 500m from the walk start. There is also one just past the Surfer Museum across the road. Monarch butterflies are usually in residence between November and March. A great idea is to grab a sandwich at Togos to eat at one of the many picturesque picnic spots on the route.


how to get to the event

Driving to the start box

902 Ocean, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. From Hwy 101 or I-280 N or S, take I-880/Hwy 17 S towards Santa Cruz. At Hwy-1, take Ocean St. exit 442 to Santa Cruz. Continue on Ocean St., 3 long blocks. Get in the left lane. Togos' is visible on the left just before Water St. Do a U-turn at Water St. The start box is located on the street side of shop near the window. You will drive to the walk start, 3 miles away. Driving directions are on the walk map.

Maps phrase and directions link

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Togo's, Santa Cruz, California

This event has a remote start.

4 miles via Hwy 1 north

event sponsor

South Bay Striders (AVA-0338)

Event website: www.sbstriders.org

point of contact

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