San Francisco: Baldwin Trail--Enchanted Loop

If the surf is dead, hike up the coast bluffs of Wilder Ranch State Park for stellar views of Monterey Bay and a cool walk in a forest of redwood giants.
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If the surf is dead, hike up the coast bluffs of Wilder Ranch State Park for stellar views of Monterey Bay and a cool walk in a forest of redwood giants.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 8.2

Waypoints

BTE001

Location: 36.9682769775391, -122.121139526367

Trailhead

BTE002

Location: 36.9681625366211, -122.120429992676

R @ spur trail; straight through tunnel under highway

BTE003

Location: 36.9691429138184, -122.121490478516

L @ Baldwin Loop Trail

BTE004

Location: 36.9698028564453, -122.121650695801

Bear L past abandoned barn

BTE005

Location: 36.9836006164551, -122.11402130127

Top of coastal bluff; panorama of Monterey Bay and redwood canyon

BTE006

Location: 36.9844970703125, -122.109748840332

L @ Enchanted Loop Trail

BTE007

Location: 36.9875259399414, -122.108276367188

Traverse redwood forest; Baldwin Creek on L

BTE008

Location: 36.9880180358887, -122.1005859375

R @ 4-way; continue on Enchanted Loop Trail

BTE009

Location: 36.9869689941406, -122.102531433105

Turn R

BTE010

Location: 36.979175567627, -122.110313415527

View of bay and downtown Santa Cruz; follow trail 1.5 mi back to parking area