Wild Forest Foraging

Taste the local flavors of our North Coast. While hiking in the redwoods, pines, creek sides and chaparral ecosystems, our local foraging expert will teach you foraging techniques. This class is really fun and interactive! 


9 am. Meet at Kelly's French Bakery at 402 Ingalls St. (or other designated meeting place) in Santa Cruz for introductions, logistics and route talk. Hike 2.5 miles through forest and fields with beautiful ocean views while learning about wild food harvesting. Class is approx. 3 hours.

10/28 LADIES ONLY "Strong women who drink strong beer" foraging hike & Santa Cruz Mountain Brewery beer flight tasting in-the-field! 

Forest Foraging
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What to expect & bring

Please Bring hiking boots/sturdy sneakers. Trails can be muddy. Elevation gain is ~200' with 1 hill less than 0.25 miles long and not too steep. Bring layers, it can get chilly in the redwoods. Long pants for hiking (and poison oak!) are recommended. Bring a waterbottle and a backpack to put it all in! **Optional** - sunhat, sunglasses, rain jacket, camera, hiking poles.

Is previous experience necessary?

No outdoor experience is necessary. If you are in reasonably good shape and have the desire and enthusiasm to learn, you will do fine. Our expert leaders will give a thorough overview of the route and best practices for the activities. We recommend hiking uphill as training, but it's not required!

What will we be foraging for?

It depends on what's growing. We will stop along the way to sample what is in season, ripe and available to taste. Depending on season, weather, ecosystem, trail and natural shifts in nature, species will vary from hike to hike

Important details

Want to add MORE adventure to your trip? We're happy to customize the prefect adventure days for you, just get in touch: info@MountainSeaAdventures.com