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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.

Overview | Directions and Parking | Trails | History | Regulations

OVERVIEW

Teague Hill primarily serves as viewshed and wildlife habitat for the eastern side of the Santa Cruz Mountains and the Peninsula. For those interested in visiting Teague Hill, the only accessible route is along the Bay Area Ridge Trail.

Teague Hill Open Space Preserve is located in the Santa Cruz Mountains just above the town of Woodside. Private Property and California Water Service Company Property make it difficult to visit the majority of Teague Hill. Currently, there is only one designated trail that touches Teague Hill Preserve and there are no plans in the near future to create additional designated trails.

Features

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DIRECTIONS & PARKING

Limited parking is available along Kings Mountain Road in pullouts adjacent to the roadway. Limited spaces are also available at Huddart and Wunderlich County Parks. The trail will take hikers or equestrians through a small portion of the northwest corner of Teague Hill on the way to San Mateo County’s Wunderlich Park. The trail gives visitors a feel for the Douglas-fir, oak, bay, and madrone forest that comprise this portion of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

 

TRAILS

For those who are interested in visiting Teague Hill, the only accessible route is along the Bay Area Ridge Trail that begins approximately ¼ mile east of Skyline Boulevard on Kings Mountain Road, where the trailhead is located on the south side of the road.

The trail gives visitors a feel for the Douglas-fir, oak, bay, and madrone forest that comprise this portion of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Download a map of Teague Hill Open Space Preserve

 

HISTORY

To learn more about the historical significance of Teague Hill, read an excerpt from Sawmills in the Redwoods, Logging on The San Francisco Peninsula, 1849 – 1967 by Frank M. Stanger.

 

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
  • Groups: For safety reasons, permits are required for all groups of 20 or more people.

  • 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

 

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