Hike: We will meet at Tunnel and hike straight up Englemanns Loop to Cabin Trail to Eucalyptus Grove Tables...stop for a break, then on to Wilder Ridge back to Park
Distance: About 8 and 1/2 miles; elevation gain about 600 feet from tunnel to peak, about an hour plus ascending depending on pace of group and about three plus hours hiking plus break time.
Difficulty: You should be able to walk a normal steady pace with a mostly gradual but at times steep incline; rutted trails, roots and mountain bikers to watch out for.
Parking: Wilder is 1 1/4 miles north of Western Drive, the outer "north" limit of the City of Santa Cruz up the coast. There is paid parking in park. Follow the paved path to the area with the ranch buildings which will lead to tunnel. If you park off hiway, the southern end has a very slippery steep trail down to the tunnel.
Rules/Disclaimers: If you are in the lead, please keep the person in back of you in sight; if you are at the back keep the person in front of you in sight. There are ticks, and plenty of places to fall. Please bring water, sun screen and appropriate clothing. By signing up for this hike you agree that you are responsible for your own safety and will hold other hikers and organizers harmless if you injure yourself and you can keep up with the pace of the group. Please read the FAQ.
If hike fills there is "no waitlist" for hosts/organizers.