Crest Ranch Christmas Tree Farm


12200 Empire Grade
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

(831) 423-8733 (tree)
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From Santa Clara Valley: Take Highway 17 toward Santa Cruz, exit in Scotts Valley at Mt Hermon Road and proceed to Felton. Right on Graham Hill and follow across hwy 9 and up Felton Empire to  Empire Grade.  Follow the signs.

From San Lorenzo Valley: Take Highway 9 to Felton-Empire Road, Alba Road or Jamison Road, then proceed to Empire Grade.

From Santa Cruz: Empire Grade is an extension of High Street. Take the 12  mile scenic drive from the High Street entrance at U. C. Santa Cruz up to Crest Ranch.

From the San Francisco Bay Area: Driving south from the San Francisco Bay Area on Highway 1, take Bonny Doon Road about a mile south of Davenport which turns into Pine Flat Road, turn left on Empire Grade and follow the Crest Ranch signs.


Open: The Saturday before Thanksgiving 
Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 p.m. - 7 days a week (including Thanksgiving day)

We also have:

  • Large commercial trees available
  • Picnic Area / Beautiful views
  • Cider, Cocoa/Refreshments
  • Saws & Tree Carts provided
  • Free tree wrapping and twine
  • Dogs welcome


Douglas Fir, White Fir, Scotch Pine, Cypress, Sierra Redwood and many other varieties. (over 45 acres of trees)

Fresh cut trees are also available as the supply lasts. (Noble & Nordmann Fir)

For more information, visit our web site at (



  • School Tours available by reservation