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Of the District's 26 preserves, ranging from 55 to nearly 17,000 acres, 24 are open to the public free of charge, 365 days a year from dawn until one-half hour after sunset. Use the Preserve Finder to find which is closest to you.

GPS Data: District preserve data, including preserve boundaries, trail data, and ward boundaries, are now also available for download.

Alternatively, view multiple preserves on the regional maps at the bottom of this page.

OPEN SPACE PRESERVES
Click on Preserve Name for detailed information

Preserve
Map
Driving
Activities & Features
Bear Creek Redwoods * hike Equestrian          
Coal Creek hike Equestrian bike Dogs on Leash   Parking  
El Corte de Madera
Creek
hike Equestrian bike     Parking Restroom
El Sereno ** hike Equestrian bike     Parking  
Foothills ** hike Equestrian   Dogs on Leash      
Fremont Older hike Equestrian bike Dogs on Leash   Parking Restroom
La Honda Creek * hike Equestrian          
Long Ridge hike Equestrian bike Dogs on Leash   Parking  
Los Trancos hike Equestrian       Parking  
Miramontes Ridge * * hike            
Monte Bello hike Equestrian bike     Parking Restroom
Picchetti Ranch hike Equestrian     Wheelchair Parking Restroom
Pulgas Ridge hike     Dogs on Leash Wheelchair Parking Restroom
Purisima Creek
Redwoods
** hike Equestrian bike   Wheelchair Parking Restroom
Rancho San Antonio hike Equestrian bike   Wheelchair Parking Restroom
Ravenswood hike   bike   Wheelchair Parking  
Russian Ridge hike Equestrian bike     Parking Restroom
St. Joseph's Hill ** hike Equestrian bike Dogs on Leash   Parking Restroom
Saratoga Gap hike Equestrian bike     Parking  
Sierra Azul hike Equestrian bike Dogs on Leash   Parking Restroom
Skyline Ridge hike Equestrian bike   Wheelchair Parking Restroom
Stevens Creek
Shoreline Nature
** hike   bike   Wheelchair Parking  
Teague Hill ** hike Equestrian          
Thornewood hike Equestrian   Dogs on Leash     Parking  
   Tunitas Creek   ***   ***                              
Windy Hill ** hike Equestrian bike Dogs on Leash   Parking Restroom


* Limited public access. Please refer to the Preserve page for more information.
** Please refer to the Preserve page for directions.
*** No public access at this time. Please call for more information.


Region Map
District (All preserves)
South Skyline Region

For ward maps and information, please see the Board of Directors page.


Please consult Trail Safety and Etiquette for additional information, or for details about a specific preserve, feel free to contact the District at (650) 691-1200.

Open space preserves are generally kept in a natural condition in order to best protect the environment and wildlife habitat, and are developed with only the amenities needed to provide low-intensity recreation. The diverse ecosystems at the preserves include redwood, oak and fir forests, chaparral-covered hillsides, riparian corridors, grasslands, and the shore frontage along San Francisco Bay. Improvements may include gravel parking areas, restrooms, signed trails for hiking, bicycling, and equestrian and dog use, and an occasional picnic table.

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Symbol Key
Hiking Hiking
Equestrian Equestrian
Bicyclists Bicyclists
Dogs on leash Dogs on a leash
Wheelchair Access Wheelchair Access
Restrooms Restrooms
Parking Parking

The activity may not be designated on all trails within a preserve-- always refer to the preserve page and map for more details, including the specific trails where this activity is permitted.

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