Martin Murphy Trail near Santa Cruz in Central California county of Santa Clara is a unique loop trail with a lot to offer. First and foremost is the scenic view of the Diablo Range’s rolling hills that the trail nestles up to. At times, farmers will let their cattle graze in the meadow that the trail encompasses.
Various species of birds will also keep you company during your hike. Due to its countryside location, it is a very peaceful and relaxing hike. It does get hot during the summer months, but another distinctive feature of the Martin Murphy Trail are the four wheelchair-accessible shade structures located along the trail. There are two accessible parking spots, picnic tables, and an accessible porta potty.
- Trail Length: 2.4 miles
- Trail Type: Paved, loop trail
- Trail Rating: Easy
- Trail Usage: Multi-use
- Entrance Fee: Free
- Pets: Yes, keep on lease
Coyote Lake Harvey Bear Ranch Park is located in the town of San Martin. From Hwy 101, take the San Martin Ave exit. Go east on San Martin Ave for 2 miles, and the park’s entrance is on the left.