Clems, California is a ghost town in Santa Cruz County with an elevation of 790 feet (241 meters). It is located a latitude 37055N, longitude 1215947W; decimal degrees: latitude 37.09806, longitude -121.99639.
Clems was a stop located between Glenwood and Zayante on the narrow gauge railroad which operated from Los Gatos to Santa Cruz from 1880 to 1930. The railroad was acquired in the early 1900s by the Southern Pacific, which added weekend excursion trains to the regular freight and mixed (freight and passenger) trains that operated several times a day. The tracks, tunnels, and bridges were badly damaged in the April 18, 1906, earthquake, then repaired or rebuilt. Southern Pacific abandoned the line in March 1940, following a major storm. State Route 17 was completed that same year, bypassing Clems and most of the other stops along the old railroad right-of-way.