Loch Lomond Lake

Loch Lomond Lake
100 Loch Lomond Way
Lompico, CA, 95018
(831) 335-7424

Loch Lomond Lake is nestled in the Santa Cruz Mountains in the heart of Lompico and comprises an 87-acre lake stocked with Trout, Bluegills and Largemouth Bass. Twelve miles of trails wind their way across the woods and along two miles of lakeshore. One spectacular five mile loop goes along the lake to Deer Flat and to Highland Trail and up to the ridge where the view is worth every step. Fishing is always an option; just bring your pole.

This 180 acres of recreation area offers picnic tables, a children's playground, nature center, interpretive walks with rangers and a lake side store where you can rent an electric or row boat, as well as pick up bait, tackle, fishing licenses, hot and cold drinks, and snacks.

Loch Lomond Lake Hours

Month Hours
March 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
April 7:00 AM to 7:30 PM
May 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM
June 7:00 AM to 8:30 PM
July 7:00 AM to 8:30 PM
August to Labor Day 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Labor Day to Second Weekend of October 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Weekends Only)

For further information, including: entrance fees, boat rental operations and reservations, visit the City of Santa Cruz website.

Trail Map

Loch Lomond Lake Trail Map. Lompico, California

Suggested Circuits

Highland Loop

  • Distance: 5 miles
  • Terrain: extremely rugged and steep

The Highland Loop offers shoreline, redwood and knobcone pine environments. The loop also features views of both Loch Lomond Lake and the San Lorenzo Valley. Follow the Highland Service Road to Deer Flat; then follow Loch Sloy Service Road to Huckleberry cove; finally return to the lake side store via the Loch Trail.

MacLaren Loop

  • Distance: 1.5 miles
  • Terrain: slight climb

The MacLaren Loop offers shoreline, redwood and oak environments. Follow the Loch Trail to Fir Cove, then take the MacLaren Trail back to the Glen Corrie Picnic Area.

Big Trees Nature Trail

  • Distance: 3/4 mile
  • Terrain: extremely steep

The Big Trees Nature Trail and accompanying booklet explore the natural features of the redwood forest as you climb up the southern ridge of the park. The trail starts and ends near the restroom at the Glen Corrie Picnic Area.