A favorite coastal town, small and delightful, with views of the beach and ocean. The paths are beyond what the tourists see.

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Secret Paths and Stairways

Year Round Walk

SN: 124407 - 2024 / Y1183

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when is the event

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

Start box available: 6:30 am to 2:00 pm. WALK DAWN TO DUSK ONLY.

where is the event

Capitola, California

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

Coffeetopia, Capitola, 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


Town Halls / City Halls

CC: Santa Cruz County


Special programs that are applicable to all events or all walks are not shown to reduce clutter.

Event comments

This favorite walk meanders through beautiful ocean front residential areas. Discover garden paths through "Little Venice" and its brightly painted beach rentals. Then climb up the cliff side stairs for breathtaking views of the ocean as you continue through Secret Paths and Stairways around this lovely quaint tourist town of Capitola. The views at the top of the stairs are worth the effort! At the start be sure to try their coffee - it is brewed to order!

conditions for the event

Rating: 2B, Distance: 5, 10km

Restrooms: Yes

Pets: Yes

Strollers: No

Wheelchairs: No

Event information

Trail rating includes one long stair way up the cliff and one shorter stairway beside a train trestle. Restrooms are at the start and at the end of the beach.


how to get to the event

Driving to the start box

3701 Portola Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-5163. Open 6:00-2:00PM daily. Call first on holidays. (831) 477-1940. From Hwy 1, take the 41st Ave exit West to Portola Dr. Turn right, cross 38th Ave. Coffeetopia will be on your right. Walking file cabinet is in small room on left. (It used to be a bank vault.)

Maps phrase and directions link

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Coffeetopia, Capitola, California

This event has a remote start.

5K only, about 1 mile.

event sponsor

South Bay Striders (AVA-0338)

Event website: www.sbstriders.org

point of contact

Click inside the box to send an email to the POC.