The Monterey Bay Area Sights

Wilder Ranch State Park

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Updated 05/08/2015

Fodor's Review

In this park's Cultural Preserve you can visit the homes, barns, workshops, and bunkhouse of a 19th-century dairy farm. Nature has reclaimed most of the ranch land, and native plants and wildlife have returned to the 7,000 acres of forest, grassland, canyons, estuaries, and beaches. Hike, bike, or ride horseback on miles of ocean-view trails. Dogs aren't allowed at Wilder Ranch.

Sight Information


Hwy. 1, 1 mile north of Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, 95060, United States


831-426–0505-Interpretive Center; 831-423–9703-trail information


Sight Details:

  • $10 per car
  • Daily 8 am–sunset; interpretive center Thurs.–Sun. 10–4

Updated 05/08/2015


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