Rainy Trail

Trail conditions can vary depending on the time of year, the impact of rain and storms, construction and maintenance and other occurrences. Please be aware that trail closures may change from day to day without notice, based on changing weather conditions. During winter storm season high waters can make creek crossings hazardous, so plan your outing accordingly.  This page is updated as needed when trails are opened or closed, or when there is scheduled trail maintenance.

El Corte de Madera Creek

  • The Methuselah Trail, from the Giant Salamander Trail to the South Leaf Trail, is CLOSED to equestrians due to trail damage.
Date updated: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 3:45pm

Fremont Older

  • Construction will begin in December on the Prospect Road Parking Lot. During this time the lot will be closed to all vehicle access and parking. Full Details>>

Trails below may be closed seasonally due to weather conditions:

  • The Toyon Trail is currently CLOSED to bicycle and equestrian use.
Date updated: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 1:00pm

Long Ridge

  • The Achistaca Trail is CLOSED to equestrians.

Trails below may be closed seasonally due to weather conditions:

  • The Peters Creek Trail and Long Ridge Trail are CLOSED to bicyclists and equestrians.
Date updated: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 10:30am

Monte Bello

  • The White Oak Trail, Stevens Creek Nature Trail, and Skid Road Trails are CLOSED to bicycle and equestrian use.
Date updated: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 9:15am

Purisima Creek Redwoods

  • The Whittemore Gulch Trail is CLOSED to bicyclists and equestrians.
  • The Craig Britton Trail is CLOSED to hikers due to hazard conditions created by recent storms.
Date updated: Monday, January 16, 2017 - 9:00am

Rancho San Antonio

  • The Hammond-Snyder Trail is currently OPEN to equestrian use.
  • The Quarry Trail which goes from the top of the PG&E Trail to the Black Mountain Trail is CLOSED to equestrian use.
Date updated: Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 3:00pm

Sierra Azul

Closures in Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve:

  • Weekdays, beginning Monday, September 12th:
  • Mt. Umunhum Road will be closed from Jacques Ridge parking lot to the summit.  Only local vehicle traffic, contractors, and approved District staff will be permitted past Jacques Ridge parking lot.  Other vehicle traffic along with bicyclists, equestrians, and hikers will not be permitted on the road Monday through Friday for the duration of the project (estimated to finish in Summer 2017).  The Jacques Ridge parking lot will continue to be open during regular preserve hours.
  • Weekends (Saturday and Sunday):
    Mt. Umunhum Road will be open for all uses up to the Bald Mountain Parking Area only.  Only local vehicle traffic will be allowed past this point.  Bicycles, equestrians and hikers will not be allowed on the portion of the road above the Bald Mountain Parking Area at any time.
  • Barlow Road (trail) will be closed between Woods Trail (part of the Bay Area Ridge Trail) and Mt. Umunhum Road beginning on Tuesday, September 12 for the duration of construction on the Mount Umunhum Summit and Road.
  • Please note that the Mount Umunhum and Mount Thayer areas are CLOSED areas. Anyone found in these areas will be cited.
  • Areas that are adjacent to Mount Umunhum and Mount Thayer have been declared Temporary Closed Areas. Trespassers will be cited.  Please refer to the posted map for details. Other closed areas within Sierra Azul Preserve are shown on the Preserve map.
Date updated: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 8:30am

Windy Hill

  • The Betsy Crowder Trail is CLOSED to equestrians.
  • Lost Trail, Hamms Gulch Trail, and Razorback Ridge Trail are CLOSED to equestrians.
Date updated: Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 12:30pm