West Ridge Loop Hike
Today I had an extra day off of work so I decided to take advantage of the great weather and go on a long hike. I headed to Nicene Marks State Park and parked at the entrance station. I hiked up to the trailhead which is about a mile and a half from the parking lot. The West Ridge Trail is a little under seven miles and has a steep ascent of over 1000 feet over 4 miles. The mild downhill joins up with the Loma Prieta Grade trail and eventually with Aptos Creek Road about 2 miles from the entrance station. Altogether I covered about 10 miles in a little over four hours.