Loch Lomond is open! Good news for fishing, hiking, and picnicking enthusiasts.
From Visit Santa Cruz: LOCH TRAIL The forest-shrouded reservoir of Loch Lomond is one of our favorite hidden gems. Open March through September, the recreational lake feels like a summer camp escape just a short drive from downtown Santa Cruz. Exploring the lake’s many secluded coves by boat is an exhilarating way to spend a day, but unless you arrive early to score one of the coveted power boats, you’ll get a serious workout from row or pedal boats. Want a low-impact alternative? Stroll the easy and (mostly) flat Loch Trail which skirts the scenic, southern shore for roughly 1.25 miles, ducking in and out of secluded inlets along the way. Be sure to pack a lunch for one of the numerous waterfront picnic areas or benches that dot the trail.