Land of Medicine Buddha Hike

Distance: 5.8 miles

Gain: About 1600 feet

Trail Conditions: Some narrow trails bordered by poison oak.

What to bring: Water, snacks, tick repellent.

Loop through deep forest. The terrain is steep and rugged similar to Nisene Marks. Almost no direct sun. There is one stretch where the trail is narrow and slippery with a steep drop off so consider this if you have balance or coordination issues. The full hike is strenuous and not a good hike for beginners.

It can be cooler here than Santa Cruz so bring layers.

Carpool from the white church parking lot, enter from Main St near Soquel (the church building is closer to Center St). If you aren't going to be a carpool driver then park on the street nearby since we don't actually have permission to park in the lot.

Please read the FAQ. This is an 'at risk' activity. By joining us on this hike you agree to hold the organizers, assistant organizers, and other members harmless. You are responsible for your own safety on the hike.

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  • Cynthia

    Thanks Avron. Great hike. Much appreciated. Enjoyed coming back on a different route.

    September 11, 2013

  • Allan

    Thanks Arvon and Neville...great hike..nice touch coming back on a different trail

    September 11, 2013

  • Joan

    Beautiful hike! Thanks, Avron!

    September 11, 2013

  • Ralaine

    Mean wasps! Glad I had Benadryl with me, other than that it was excellent.

    September 11, 2013

  • Avron

    I believe the total ascent on this hike is about 700 feet. Does anyone know why the hike description says 1600 feet?

    September 11, 2013

  • Neville

    The yellow jackets were protecting their turf!!! First hike in a long time for them to be out and a bout.

    September 11, 2013

  • Gary

    Sorry for the late delay. Trying to sell my truck and the guy was late getting here this morning.

    September 11, 2013

  • wendy

    Bummer but I can't make it due to a child home sick today! Have fun.

    September 11, 2013

  • Ewa

    I have to pass, my car broke down and they haven't fixed it yet, even though promised to be ready yesterday:( looking forward to next adventures! also sorry for late change of rsvp

    September 10, 2013

  • Dan D.

    Off to plan "B".

    September 10, 2013

  • Avron

    Just a reminder, there's a waiting list for the LMB hike. If your plans have changed, please remember to update your RSVP. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow.

    September 10, 2013

  • Wesley H.

    Sounds fun

    September 9, 2013

  • Rebecca H.

    Unless I have Jury Duty…

    September 8, 2013

  • Jeff

    Tentative - will update by early Tuesday.

    September 8, 2013

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