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The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park
The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park
THE FOREST OF NISENE MARKS STATE PARK
THE FOREST OF NISENE MARKS STATE PARK
Aptos Creek Road
Aptos, California   95003

Phone: 831-763-7062
The park offers rugged semi-wilderness, rising from sea level to steep coastal mountains of more than 2,600 feet. Once the site of logging operations until the 1920s, visitors can still find evidence of logging operations, mill sites and trestles in the park. The land was donated to the state by the Marks family in 1963.

With over 30 miles of trails, hiking, jogging and biking are some of the activities to be enjoyed here. Picnic tables and barbecue pits are available. A trail camp is located six miles from the nearest parking lot.

Dogs are allowed only along the entrance road and in the picnic areas and must be on a leash no longer than six feet at all times.

History of the Area
This park is on land that was clear-cut during a forty-year logging frenzy (1883-1923). When the loggers left the Aptos Canyon, the forest began to heal itself and now the scars grow fainter with each passing year. The Forest of Nisene marks is a monument to forest regeneration and the future - it is a forest in the state of becoming.


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The park is four miles north of Aptos on Aptos Creek Road.
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The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park
The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park