Love a good hike along a wild river or babbling brook. This swimming hole is named garden of eden due to its unrivaled natural beauty clear water lush curtain of redwoods and its often naked swimmers.
Then at the pack your trash signs proceed down eden trail.
Waterfall garden of eden santa cruz. 9 walk down the hill to the railroad tracks. A sign will say ox trail. Hiking for a list of recomended hikes please click here.
Check out a few of our favorites in the santa cruz mountains including one that leads to a 30 foot waterfall. The bay area isn t blessed with a bounty of freely accessible dog friendly swimming holes. Garden of eden in santa cruz california cherish your friends song don t know what else to do by the jungle giantsi have no rights to the music in this video.
Park in the ox fire road turn out located 0 75 miles south of the park s main entrance on highway 9. Park at ox trail turnout on hwy. The garden of eden the garden of eden is a popular swimming hole in the san lorenzo river within henry cowell redwoods state park.
The garden of eden just off route 9 in the henry cowell redwoods is one of them. 6am to sunset 831 335 4598. Hike ox fire road next to the railroad tracks for approximately 0 75 miles then make a left to continue on ox fire road to head down towards the river and garden of eden.
Head south following the tracks for about 1 2 mile. During this time please remember to social distance and wear your mask when paying parking fees when in public areas and while passing other hikers on the trails. The swimming hole known as garden of eden is clearly marked.
Don t be tempted to just cut down the eroding hillside you re almost to the real garden of eden. No although we did see a lot of dogs while here admission. Directions from santa cruz drive three miles up highway 9 past the south entrance to henry cowell redwoods state park until you see the sign for the north entrance to the park and a large dirt lot to your right with two green metal gates.
California state parks mission is to provide for the health inspiration and education of the people of california by helping to preserve the state s extraordinary biological diversity protecting its most valued natural and. Garden of eden ca 9 felton ca 95018. For more information please click here.
Park on the side of the road arrive early to guarantee yourself a spot and hike down the quick steep trail to the water.