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hikers in redwoods
10.3 Miles of trails
Permit Required for Access, Hiking, Equestrian
Trail and Old Barn
5.4 Miles of trails
Hiking, Biking, Equestrian, Dogs on Leash
35.9 Miles of trails
Hiking, Biking, Equestrian, Restrooms
View from Aquinas Trail
7.4 Miles of trails
Hiking, Biking, Equestrian, Dogs on Leash
hills and trees
0.4 Miles of trails
Hiking, Equestrian, Dogs on Leash
14.7 Miles of trails
Hiking, Biking, Equestrian, Dogs on Leash, Restrooms
Red Barn
3.7 Miles of trails
Permit Required for Access, Hiking, Equestrian
13.2 Miles of trails
Hiking, Biking, Equestrian, Dogs on Leash
The Earthquake Trail at Los Trancos OSP
5.2 Miles of trails
Hiking, Equestrian
Lupine Flowers
15.5 Miles of trails
Hiking, Biking, Equestrian, Restrooms, Camping, Good for Kids
Canopy over Trail
3.7 Miles of trails
Hiking, Equestrian, Wheelchair accessible, Restrooms, Good for Kids
Pulgas Ridge © Erica Freeman
6.0 Miles of trails
Hiking, Dogs on Leash, Wheelchair accessible, Restrooms
24.0 Miles of trails
Hiking, Biking, Equestrian, Wheelchair accessible, Restrooms
24.2 Miles of trails
Hiking, Biking, Equestrian, Wheelchair accessible, Restrooms, Good for Kids
view of bridge
1.3 Miles of trails
Hiking, Biking, Wheelchair accessible, Good for Kids
Green Hills
10.4 Miles of trails
Hiking, Biking, Equestrian, Wheelchair accessible, Restrooms, Good for Kids
1.2 Miles of trails
Hiking, Biking, Equestrian
24.4 Miles of trails
Hiking, Biking, Equestrian, Dogs on Leash, Restrooms
Skyline Ridge
10.9 Miles of trails
Hiking, Biking, Equestrian, Wheelchair accessible, Restrooms, Good for Kids
Hummingbird
4.2 Miles of trails
Hiking, Biking, Equestrian, Dogs on Leash, Restrooms
0.5 Miles of trails
Hiking, Biking, Wheelchair accessible, Good for Kids
Teague Hill View
1.0 Miles of trails
Hiking, Equestrian
Schilling Lake Trail
1.5 Miles of trails
Hiking, Equestrian, Dogs on Leash
Windy Hill summits viewed from Spring Ridge Trail
12.2 Miles of trails
Hiking, Biking, Equestrian, Dogs on Leash, Wheelchair accessible, Restrooms
hikers in redwoods

Bear Creek Redwoods Preserve

10.3 Miles of trails
Closed Preserve - Public access by permit only. Access available for hiking...
Trail and Old Barn

Coal Creek Preserve

5.4 Miles of trails

Coal Creek is an ideal place for a quick afternoon hike with one's dog. Several trails can be combined to create a pleasant two- or three-mile loop....

El Corte de Madera Creek Preserve

35.9 Miles of trails

More than 36 miles of multi-use trail are available for exploration at this 2,817-acre Preserve. While extremely popular with bicyclists, it also...

View from Aquinas Trail

El Sereno Preserve

7.4 Miles of trails

El Sereno Open Space Preserve is named for 2,249-foot Mt. El Sereno, part of a prominent ridge located south of the town of Saratoga and west of the town of...

hills and trees

Foothills Preserve

0.4 Miles of trails

This tiny 212-acre gem's steep and forested ravines form part of the Adobe Creek watershed above...

Fremont Older Preserve

14.7 Miles of trails

Located on the urban fringe and extending towards Mt. Eden Road to the south and Stevens Creek County Park to the west, the 739-acre Preserve offers a...

Red Barn

La Honda Creek Preserve

3.7 Miles of trails
Closed Preserve - Public access by permit only. Access available for hiking...

Long Ridge Preserve

13.2 Miles of trails

With options for short hikes, rides to scenic overlooks, and longer loop trips, Long Ridge Open Space Preserve provides something for everyone. ...

The Earthquake Trail at Los Trancos OSP

Los Trancos Preserve

5.2 Miles of trails

Los Trancos Open Space Preserve is a 274-acre area located in the Santa Cruz Mountains above Palo Alto. This is an ideal spot to learn about earthquake...

Lupine Flowers

Monte Bello Preserve

15.5 Miles of trails

Italian for “Beautiful Mountain”, Monte Bello Open Space Preserve is a place of rolling grasslands, dense creekside forests, and spectacular...

Canopy over Trail

Picchetti Ranch Preserve

3.7 Miles of trails

Picchetti Ranch, named after the Picchetti family, who emigrated from Italy in the 1870s, features a brick winery building and farm complex. The District...

Pulgas Ridge © Erica Freeman

Pulgas Ridge Preserve

6.0 Miles of trails

Pulgas Ridge Open Space Preserve is a 366-acre site near the City of San Carlos and provides trails for hiking and walking one's dog, including an...

Purisima Creek Redwoods Preserve

24.0 Miles of trails

Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve is located on the western slopes of the Santa Cruz Mountains overlooking Half Moon Bay. The centerpiece of this...

Rancho San Antonio Preserve

24.2 Miles of trails

The 3,988-acre Open Space Preserve, combined with the adjoining 165-acre County Park, offers visitors a unique experience with a sampling of diverse...

view of bridge

Ravenswood Open Space Preserve

1.3 Miles of trails

Rich in marshland and vegetation, this 376-acre preserve is comprised of two noncontiguous areas located south of the Dumbarton Bridge and adjacent to San...

Green Hills

Russian Ridge Preserve

10.4 Miles of trails

This 3,137-acre preserve known for its showy display of wildflowers in spring. In summer, the hills turn to gold with the late evening sunlight. ...

Hummingbird

St. Joseph's Hill Preserve

4.2 Miles of trails

One of the distinctive scenic backdrops to the Town of Los Gatos is the 270-acre St. Joseph's Hill Open Space Preserve, which provides a quick escape...

Saratoga Gap Preserve

1.2 Miles of trails

Saratoga Gap Open Space Preserve is a 1,540-acre outdoor adventure. The Sempervirens Fund provided critical support for acquisition of...

Sierra Azul Preserve

24.4 Miles of trails

Just south of the Town of Los Gatos, on the east side of the Lexington Reservoir, sits Sierra Azul, the District's southernmost open space preserve....

Skyline Ridge

Skyline Ridge Preserve

10.9 Miles of trails

Skyline Ridge Preserve offers 2,143-acres of remarkably varied landscape that includes ridge vistas, expansive meadows, a pond for nature study, and a...

Stevens Creek Shoreline Nature Area

0.5 Miles of trails

Stevens Creek Shoreline Nature Study Area is a birders paradise. At this 50-acre bayfront preserve, located adjacent to Mountain View’s Shoreline...

Teague Hill View

Teague Hill Preserve

1.0 Miles of trails

Teague Hill Open Space Preserve is located in the Santa Cruz Mountains just above the town of Woodside. Private Property and California Water Service...

Schilling Lake Trail

Thornewood Preserve

1.5 Miles of trails

Conveniently located in the hills above the Town of Woodside and ideally situated for a quick morning or afternoon getaway, Thornewood is a 167-acre...

Windy Hill summits viewed from Spring Ridge Trail

Windy Hill Preserve

12.2 Miles of trails

Windy Hill is named for its distinctive, breezy grass-covered hilltop, which can be seen from many areas of the peninsula. The 1,335-acre preserve features...