Wilder Ranch State Park includes acres of coastal terraces and valleys along with the site of several structures from the historic Wilder Family Ranch. Once the main rancho supplying the Santa Cruz Mission, the property later became a successful and innovative dairy ranch. The park is located at 1401 Old Coast Road in Santa Cruz. Phone (831) 423-9703 for more information.
The historic ranch and outbuildings are located some distance away from the parking lot, but visitors may arrange to be dropped off in the historic area. Several barns and other historic structures are open and generally accessible via short ramped entries that may require some assistance. Some structures are viewed from the exterior only; exhibit panels provide general information. Parking and restroom in the main lot are accessible. An accessible portable toilet is available in the ranch area.
The Visitor Center is generally accessible via a rear ramp; staff will open gate to get to the ramp.
The Victorian House and Meder House have a lift and are generally accessible, but are only open on an occasional basis.