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OVERVIEW

Public access is available by permit only until a Master Plan and trail development can be completed for this preserve.

Permits (no fee) are issued for single-day use for hiking or horseback riding only. No bicycles or dogs are permitted. Cross-country travel and fishing are prohibited.

To learn more, please see Permit Information or call the District office at (650) 691-1200 during regular business hours.

Foothills Preserve

DIRECTIONS & PARKING

Bear Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve is located off of Bear Creek Road in Los Gatos, CA. All access to the Preserve is available by permit only. Parking information will be provided once a permit is issued.

 

TRAILS

Download a map of Bear Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve

 

REGULATIONS

Below is a list of some basic regulations that will help to ensure a safe, enjoyable visit.

  • Hours: Preserves are open a half hour before sunrise until a half hour after sunset.
  • Equestrians: Horses are allowed on designated trails in this Preserve. Helmets are recommended for all equestrians. Riders under 18 years of age are required to wear a helmet on all District land. Download Equestrian Access Guidelinespdf
  • Permits: All public access is available by permit only. To learn more, please see Permit Information.

  • Fires: Fires are prohibited on preserves.

  • Smoking: Smoking is prohibited on preserves.

  • Weapons: Weapons of any kind are prohibited on preserves.

  • Plants and Animals: Please leave plants and animals undisturbed. This not only preserves the natural environment, but is also a safety precaution.

  • Water Areas: Swimming wading, or engaging in any water-contact activity in any water areas of the District is prohibited.
Download District Regulations and Ordinancespdf

Latest News
Ancient Oaks Trail Extension Now Open! The new trail is the final phase of the POST-funded Mindego Gateway Project, and connects the new Mindego Parking Lot with Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve’s popular multi-use trail network.  More>>

(5/11/2015)



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