River Street in the City of Santa Cruz runs  South to North from Front Street in downtown Santa Cruz to Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. As River Street crosses the railroad tracks at Cabrillo Highway the street the name as Highway 9 .  River Street goes generally along the course of the San Lorenzo River.

SOUTH River Street

South River Street Start on the West side of the San Lorenzo River where it meets Soquel Avenue. South River Street runs north where it meets River Street at 74 River Street (Currently a branch of Wells Fargo Bank.)  Some maps list this section as River Street South.

Where River Street crosses Highway 1



There are marked bike lanes in both directions.

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