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All Midpen Preserves are open to the public free of charge, 365 days a year from dawn until one-half hour after sunset.

Saratoga Gap Open Space Preserve is a 1,540-acre outdoor adventure. The Saratoga Gap Trail parallels Skyline Boulevard passing under the spreading branches of weathered oaks before dropping into a cool, wooded Douglas fir forest. The trail ends across from the Hickory Oaks trailhead to Long Ridge Open Space Preserve and Highway 35. Attractive lichen-covered boulders and sandstone rock outcrops add to the scenic value of this area.

Saratoga Gap

Bicyclists, please note that Charcoal Road is open to uphill traffic only and helmets are also required within Upper Stevens Creek County Park.

The Sempervirens Fund provided critical support for acquisition of portions of this preserve.


Parking is available at the Caltrans vista point on the southeast corner of the Skyline Boulevard (Highway 35) and Highway 9 intersection. Cross Highway 9 to reach the trailhead for Saratoga Gap Open Space Preserve, located at the northeastern corner of this junction.

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Midpen invites photographers to enter its 6th Annual Digital Photography Competition, running December 1, 2014 through March 31, 2015.

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