hiking

Hiking in Henry Cowell

REDWOOD LOOP TRAIL (.8 MILES): Biggest trees in the area. Wheel chair and stroller accessible. No bikes, horses or dogs allowed.
RIVER TRAIL (1.6 Miles): Flat easy walk along the river to Eagle creak, than aggressive hike to points south. No bikes or dogs. Bikes use pipeline road.
GARDEN OF EDEN (1 MILE): Park at Ox Trail turnout on Hwy. 9, walk down hill to tracks. Head south following tracks for about 1/2 mile than at the pack you trash signs proceed down Eden trail. Moderately aggressive hike, some steep terrain. You will find deep river swimming pools amongst large boulders in the gorge. Advisory, sometimes nudity is found in this location. No Dogs or bikes.
RIDGE FIRE ROAD: Horse trodden soft sand spots require additional mountain bike skill to transverse.
OBSERVATION DECK: From here, on a clear day you can see the entire Monterey bay. You may wish to pack a light weight lunch for this location.
POWDER MILL (1.5 miles): Sandy and steep between pine trail and pipeline.
Warning: Trails down to the river are steep and slippery when wet. Poison Oak and Stinger Nettles are common in this area. Although highly unlikely wild boar and mountain lions can be in this area. Other wildlife such as deer, skunks, Raccoons ect. can be very dangerous if cornered. All trails are use at your own risk. It is your responsibility to make sure you bring any safety equipment you may need. It is always best to hike in large groups. Bring a compass and a GPS if you have one. The rivers and creeks pose a drowning hazard and can become a raging torrent during rains. Fern River Resort accepts no responsibility for the accuracy of this map or any event that may happen while you are in this area.

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Fishing

Fish On Sport Fishing
We take pride in going to where the Fish are. Departing from Santa Cruz, Moss Landing, or Half Moon Bay. Mooching or Trolling: Salmon, Halibut, Rock Fish and Tuna. http://www.fishonsportfishing.com
To reserve a trip, call Captian Tom. Phone: (408) 348-4866 tom@fishonsportfishing.com

Monterey Bay Sport Fishing
Experience charter fishing at its best. Whether it's your first time or your an avid angler we'll get you "hooked". We offer the largest six pack boat in the Santa Cruz Harbor. http://www.montereybaysportfishing.com
To reserve a trip, call Captian Brad. Phone: (831) 566-9407

Tackle and local salt water information
Call up Bayside marine for information on whats open, what is biting and what tackle you need to catch them. http://www.baysidemarinesc.com/
Phone: 831.475.2173
Bayside also runs a bite report and has additional shore fishing and charter boat info.

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surfing

Surf Santa Cruz

Just 15 minutes to world famous steamer lane where the waves truly are world class!!!! Steamer Lane is a famous surfing location in Santa Cruz, California. It is just off a point on the side of cliffs in the West Cliff residential area near downtown Santa Cruz, providing easy access and a good vantage point for viewing.

Wine Tasting

Roudon-Smith Winery
831.438.1244 http://www.roudonsmith.com

Hallcrest Vineyards
831.335.4441
http://www.hallcrestvineyards.com

Bargetto Winery
831.475.2258
http://www.bargetto.com

David Bruce Winery
408.354.4214
http://www.davidbrucewinery.com

Silver Mountain Vineyard
408.353.2278
http://www.silvermountainvineyards.com

wine tasting

Nearby Attractions

Beach Boardwalk

SANTA CRUZ BEACH BOARDWALK (08 miles)
Features include: More than 25 rides, 4 arcades,quality beach front shops.
http://www.beachboardwalk.com/

Aquarium

MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM (30 miles)
A world of wonder awaits you.
http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/

Roaring Camp

ROARING CAMP RAILROADS (2 miles)
A world of wonder awaits you.
http://www.roaringcamp.com/