» Official Brochure: Official Trail Map with details of both Forest of Nisene Marks and Soquel Demonstration Forest. The area close to Entrance Station in Forest of Nisene Marks is shown enlarged. Trail lengths are missing in this map.
Route in brief: From the parking lot, follow Hihn's Mill Road (2.5 miles) to junction with Sulphur Springs Road. Continue along Hihn's Mill Road (0.6 miles) to junction with Braille Trail. Continue along Hihn's Mill Road (0.6 miles) to junction with Tractor Trail. Turn left on Tractor Trail (1.5 miles) to junction with Ridge Trail. Turn left on Ridge Trail (0.5 miles) to junction with Braille Trail. Continue along Ridge Trail (0.4 miles) to Sulphur Springs Road. Turn left on Sulphur Springs Road (1.1 miles) to junction with Corral Road. Continue along Sulphur Springs Road (0.4 miles) to junction with Hihn's Mill Road. Turn right on Hihn's Mill Road (2.5 miles) to return to parking lot.
Notes: Soquel Demonstration Forest is very popular with bikers. So expect groups of bikers whizzing pas you on any day, especially weekends.
From Hwy 17 South, take Summit Road exit, turn right on Summit Road. After 4.1 miles, continue along Highlands Way. In 5.4 miles, there is roadside parking for a few cars next to a small sign saying "Soquel Demonstration Forest". A larger parking lot is present inside the forest.
Parking Fees: None (last visited: October 2011)
Capacity: A few cars may be parked by the roadside. A larger parking lot inside the forest.