I have been exploring some of the trails that start from my house and I am amazed at the work that has been done and the amount of trails that meander up and down these mountains. I walked for hours today and did not even put a dent in what is right here to explore. The trail that starts where me my driveway ends, splits around and over the mountains in many directions. Eventually, after several miles is crosses some Cali Poly land and then back to private land and then into the State Park system. One could hike from here to Castle Rock State Park or Waddell Creek or other places. Some trails have not been maintained since the "trailblazer woman" died almost three years ago. Others have been cleared a bit more recently. Once the trails get higher into the Chalks there is less bush whacking to do.
I have been thinking about getting a small ( 4 to 5 people) group and exploring from here. I can get maps from the land owners, as well as permission. There is a beautiful waterfall, incredible views and plenty of poison oak. Cars could be parked by my cabin.
Mileage depends on what we want to do, there are enough trails to go for days and days.
I would rather not say the exact location here, but it is north of Santa Cruz.
Any interest in an unconventional hike?