The San Lorenzo Riverway Trail follows both sides of the river through downtown Santa Cruz, a California beach town on the shores of Monterey Bay. Multiple pedestrian bridges, including a former railroad trestle, allow easy access to the amenities along either bank.
A highlight of the route is San Lorenzo Park, a pleasant place to picnic and watch ducks on the pond. A playground and restrooms can also be found here. A little further south, you'll arrive at a small neighborhood park called Mimi de Marta.
At the end of the trail on the western side, you can also connect to the West Cliff Drive Bicycle Path
to access the popular seaside amusement park called the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
On the east side of the river, street parking is available on Dakota Avenue adjacent to San Lorenzo Park. A small lot is also available at Mimi de Marta Park (119 Broadway).