The DeLaVeaga Park is located in the city of Santa Cruz and has about 10 miles of singletrack riding. The trail has some pretty technical places but in all has tamed over the years (or bikes have just gotten so much better that the trail seems way easier). Either way, it is a fun ride and should be on your list of trails to check out if you live or work in the area and have not ridden it. Top of the World is probably the funnest section of trail, but in all you cant really go wrong no matter what route you take or trails you direction you ride.
I rolled into town and this was the first ride I saw on Trailfu that looked worth riding. I followed a couple other bikers who went up the fire road because there was no description here as to how to start the ride. Apparently you can ride the single track up but after 4pm it's more of a downhill one-way for bikers (this is not a rule, just what people said). The "Top of the World" claimed in this description is hardly that. Ya, you can see the ocean and the surrounding area, but I was expecting to be a lot higher. Keep in mind that I'm from the Columbia Gorge bordering Washington and Oregon, so many of the peaks around us that would be considered "top of the world" are at 5000+ feet. This was at 1550 feet. It took me only 15 minutes to get to the top via the fire road and through the disc golf course road. When I got to the top, I got single track directions from a runner and the single track down was GREAT! Worth the ride! You're not riding the breaks the entire time and you can really let the bike flow. There are a couple technical sections, but nothing a Santa Cruz Nomad with some speed can't get over. It's much longer than the short trip up. Apparently there are many more little off-shoot single track trails but it was getting dark and I didn't have a light, so I resorted to saving those for another day.
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