I'm quite certain you'll be fine!
Posted by Tauna on 6/28/2012, 2:31 pm, in reply to "Henry Cowell trails (Santa Cruz) NEED ADVICE"
I forget the trail names, but there are 2 ways to go from there - one to the left takes you down to a creek crossing. It's moderately steep - I'm a wimp when it comes to heights, and it never really bothered me. The other side going up from there used to have steps (boy - that was fun going down on my long-backed TB mare - she couldn't fit on one step, so it was a teeter-totter effect!). Now there's a newer trail that's much more sedate. If you take the trail to the right, it follows along Graham Hill towards the state park campground, and is quite lovely. It's more roller-coasty than the other route. I'd recommend getting a map and doing a loop so you get to experience both trails. |
Wish I could join you! Henry Cowell is still my favorite park to ride in. There are nice areas for a good canter/gallop (if you choose), the river to visit and very diverse ecological systems all packed in one relatively small area. Make sure you stop at the lookout tower! There's water for the horses, trees and hitching posts to tie to - great spot to stop and eat a bite.
Now I'm itching to go for a trail ride!
Santa Cruz Mountains, Ben Lomond