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Some Favorite Trails

A Sunday Morning With Friends

A Sunday Morning With Friends

A Sunday Morning With Friends[/caption]This is Split Stuff Trail in Niscene Marks Park in Aptos, CA. It’s 1.3 miles long and goes from the parking lot by the ranger’s kiosk at the park entry to the Steel Bridge. It runs parallel to the Fire Road. It is also fairly close to the road so though you may see a car once in a while, that also makes it quite safe. It is fairly challenging, but nothing extreme. And like every trail in the park…Including the Fire Road…It is wonderfully beautiful.

 

Lime Kiln Trail, Pogonip Park, Santa Cruz, CA

Lime Kiln Trail, Pogonip Park, Santa Cruz, CA

You even get a mini-history course at Pogonip where major limestone deposits were processed in the kilns to get lime which was an important ingredient in mortar and plaster. The kilns date to the late 19th Century.

A Sunday Morning With Friends

A Sunday Morning With Friends

Hannah F. on Loma Prieta Trail, Niscene Marks Park, Aptos, CA[/caption]

The flattest trail in Niscene Marks Park. Off the Fire Road, take it to the trail split at Porter House Site (0.6 mi), then take the trail to the right–Bridge Creek Trail–to Maple Falls (1.9). Mostly flat and, of course, gorgeous!

And please send me fotos of your faves and I’ll post them. I’ll even give you credit rather than stealing it for myself!