Welcome to the Soquel Forest.
The Soquel Demonstration State Forest is also known as “The Demo”, “Soquel Forest”, “The Forest”, and the “SDSF”. It is located in the Summit area of the Santa Cruz Mountains off of Highland Way and next to The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park. SDSF is a demonstration state forest, not a park. It is intensively managed by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (as known as CAL FIRE) to provide watershed and fire protection, forestry education and research and sustained-yield timber production.
The Stewards of Soquel Forest is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization developed to help the Forest with its mission. We organize events like the 2016 SDSF Open House and trail maintenance days. We raise funds for various Soquel Forest needs including facilities, land acquisition, educational events, trails and signage. And we do advocacy for the Forest to help it reach its long term potential as a regional center for forestry education and research. We greatly appreciate all donations to the Stewards.
Your contribution to The Stewards of Soquel Forest will help us make the Soquel Forest a better place.
How to get to the Soquel Demonstration Forest
Soquel Demonstration State Forest
Highland Parking Area
29400 Highland Way
Los Gatos, CA 95033
Photo: Bruce Dorman