Please note: The trails section of the Memorial Park website is currently being updated to reflect changes made to the park trail system. Some of the maps and information below may be incorrect. See our current map or brochure for better information.

Over eight miles of hiking trails lead the visitor through a changing panorama of habitats from Pescadero Creek, through the woods and to the summit of Mt Ellen (elevation 600 feet). The self-guided Mt. Ellen Nature Trail offers a short and easy interpretive loop through the park's northern area. Learn more about individual trails below.

Observe all trail signs and posted speed limits. Bicycles and motorized vehicles are not allowed off designated paved areas. Please respect your fellow trail users and follow the trail etiquette guidelines for safe and courteous trail use.

Memorial Park Trails
Creek Trail
Hiking trail, 1.2 miles, starts at Wurr Road Bridge, parallels Pescadero Creek to western border of the Park at the Homestead Flat Youth Campground. Early May through June, native azaleas bloom and later in the year, small waterfalls are found west of the Campground road.
Homestead Trail
This short hiking trail, 0.9 miles, parallels Pescadero Creek and is the shortest route from Park Headquarters to Homestead Flat. Homestead Trail connects with Creek Trail for a 2.4 mile loop and accesses Pomponio Trail.
Mt. Ellen Nature Trail
Hikers can pick up a self-guiding handbook at the Park entry station and take this 1.0 mile trail, which is a short side loop of the Mt. Ellen Summit Trail. Trail runs through forest with a minor elevation change of 54 feet.
Mt. Ellen Summit Trail
Hikers will enjoy the challenge of the elevation change from 250 feet at Pescadero Creek Road entrance to 680 feet at the summit. Trail is soil, 1.6 miles, through lovely forest backdrop.
Pomponio Canyon Trail
Hikers will enjoy this 3.5 mile, moderately steep trail (elevation change of 602 feet) that winds along the northwest border of the Park opening to a vista of Santa Cruz County to the Pacific Ocean. This is NOT part of the Pomponio Trail in Pescadero Creek Park.
Sequoia Trail
This 0.7 trail was named for the grand old Sequoia sempervirens, the largest redwood in Memorial Park that graces it. This trail starts in the upper C loop at the Sequoia Flat Campground and ends at the Tan Oak Flat Picnic Area.
Tan Oak Nature Trail
Stop by the Park Headquarters and pick up a self-guiding handbook and enjoy hiking this easy and short nature trail (0.5 miles) located in the Tan Oak Flat Picnic Area.
Wurr Trail
This 0.3 mile trail connects the Pescadero Creek Park Trailhead (Wurr Road) at Wurr Flat Campground and Creek Flat Picnic Area. A steep spur trail near Pescadero Creek links with Sequoia Trail and gives access to Sequoia Flat Campground.