Miller Property County Park, Boulder Creek

Dr. A. C. Miller donated over 400 acres to the University of California. The area was known as Miller Recreational Area, Miller Retreat, and U. C. Miller Redwood Recreation Area.

The area now known as Miller Property was owned by the California University Regents. They were in talks with the county of Santa Cruz in 1993, but could not reach an agreement. They put the land up for bid. The winning bid on July 15, 1994 went to Save the Redwoods League, for $2.4 million. The league donated the land to the county of Santa Cruz, March 30, 2001.

As of 2010 there are only a few trails and some signs in the park. Without the funding for improvements, the county is cautious about encouraging visitors to the area. It is not listed on many maps. On a few maps, it is listed as ‘unknown park.’ There are no marked parking areas. No picnic tables. It is very quiet there.


We will be carpooling! Meet at the Felton Faire / Safeway parking lot, nearest Graham Hill Rd., facing the bull across the street at Covered Bridge Park.

If you REALLY want to drive to Miller alone, here’s how:

From Felton, take Hwy 9 north through Boulder Creek. Turn right on Pool Drive (one street past Kings Creek – easier than taking KC). In one block, Pool Drive intersects Kings Creek. Left on Kings Creek. Go about 7/10ths of a mile down Kings Creek. There are a few entrances. We are using the entrance with the green gate and a small sign.