Antonelli Pond

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Trail Distance: 1 mile
Time Estimate: 20 min+
Elevation Gain: 1 foot
Leash Rule: Unknown
Difficulty: Easy
Parking: Free
Route Type: Loop
Restroom: Unknown
Description

If your pooch is in the mood for a mellow walk in nature, grab the leash and head over to the Antonelli Pond Trail. This quiet path is located on a beautiful slice of nature that’s located right above Natural Bridges State Beach.

Antonelli Pond is nestled on a 19 acre patch of land. The medium size body of water is fed by Moore Creek, creating a delightful riparian habitat. Your pooch will love trotting along the park’s trail and sniffing the new smells. Follow the dirt path as it winds through the shrubs and runs along the shore. It almost makes a complete loop around the pond, but the northern end is interrupted with railroad tracks. Keep your pooch safe and avoid crossing the tracks to the other side of the pond.

The pond and creek create an ideal environment for feathered friends. As you stroll around the freshwater pond, keep your eyes and ears open for ducks, herons, egrets, blackbirds, and warblers. If you do encounter birds, make sure your pup minds their manners and doesn’t chase them. Some folks bring rods and reels and spend an afternoon trying to catch bluegill and bass. You may even see a raft on the water.

There is not a designated parking lot, but you can park near the entrance on Delaware Avenue. There is a clean up bag dispenser in the park, but bring a couple bags from home, just in case it’s empty. This is a pupular dog walking trail, so your pup will probably have the chance to make a new furry friend while cruising around. Be sure to have some water and a bowl on hand and give your dog a water break or two. No bones about it, a walk on Antonelli Pond Trail will make your pup one happy hound!

Trail Features
Easy Incline, Lake
Abundant Wildlife, Scenic
Cautions & Considerations
Antonelli Pond is located just above Natural Bridges State Beach. While it may be tempting to continue your walk down to the beach, dogs are not allowed in this coastal park.
Address
Delaware Ave between Shaffer Rd and Natural Bridges Dr
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Address
Delaware Ave between Shaffer Rd and Natural Bridges Dr
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Hours
Mon Sunrise - Sunset
Tue Sunrise - Sunset
Wed Sunrise - Sunset
Thu Sunrise - Sunset
Fri Sunrise - Sunset
Sat Sunrise - Sunset
Sun Sunrise - Sunset