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There is so much more to Santa Cruz County than the ocean

The San Lorenzo Valley is a perfect destination for a family adventure or tranquil retreat for an executive. Staying in the mountains, you can reconnect with nature, experience a railroad adventure, or venture down into Santa Cruz for a day. No matter how you chose to experience Santa Cruz, CA, the team at Brookdale Lodge will help you plan a trip that is just right for you.

Outdoor Adventure Awaits

Novice to the area or an experienced adventurer? No matter, there is something for everyone. The area is full of hiking, mountain biking, and other off-road adventures.

From great family hikes to amazing scenic walks, you are sure to be pleased with your options. One of the areas best-hidden hikes can be found a few miles away at Quail Hollow Ranch in Felton, CA. You may want something family friendly, in that case, you should check out Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. This hike features streams that the little ones may want to play in. Read on for more information on the top 5 hikes in Santa Cruz County.

Mountain biking junkies need their fill too, and there are many treats for them as well. Check out Big Basin Redwoods State Park or Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park for the closer options. You can bring your own bike or rent one when you arrive. We would be happy to help you make arrangements.

Don’t Forget Santa Cruz and the World Famous Boardwalk

There is so much more to do in neighboring Santa Cruz. We’d be remiss for not mentioning the world famous Santa Cruz Boardwalk and amazing beaches. Here are a few more places we think you should check out in Santa Cruz.