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Forest Location

29400 Highland Way, Soquel, CA  95073

(Lat: 37.081668, Lon: -121.850476)

2,681 Acres.
Sunrise - Sunset.
(831) 475-8643
Multi-use trails
Picnic areas, some with picnic tables
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The state forest is operated by CAL FIRE, as part of the State Forest system.  The public entrances are either on Highland Way, or through the Forest of Nisene Marks State Park  onto the "Ridge Trail".  The Forest headquarters is located at 4750 Soquel-San Jose Road, Soquel.  The Forest contains multi-use trails that are either old logging/fire roads or single-track trails.  The trails is open to mountain bikers, walking/hiking, and equestrian use.  There are picnic areas available, but NO fires, smoking, camping, or hunting are permitted anywhere in the forest or parking area.  There is no water or restroom facilities available. There is a portable toilet in the parking lot.

NO motorized vehicles of any kind allowed in the forest.


  • Amaya Creek Road - 2 miles
  • Braille Trail - 1.5 miles
  • Corral Trail - 1.7 miles
  • Hihn's Mill Road - 6 miles
  • Longridge Road - 1.4 miles
  • Ridge Trail - 3.3 miles
  • Sawpit Trail - 1.2 miles
  • Sulphur Springs Trail - 1.5 miles
  • Tractor Trail - 1.5 miles

Trail map link

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