Rainy Trail

This page is updated as needed when trails are opened or closed, or when there is scheduled trail maintenance.

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. 

Coal Creek

  • Alpine Road trail between Meadow Trail and Clouds Rest Trail is CLOSED to all users due to a large culvert failure.
Date updated: Friday, February 10, 2017 - 12:15pm

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

  • The Toyon Trail is OPEN to bicycles and equestrians.
Date updated: Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 2:00pm

Long Ridge

  • The Achistaca Trail is CLOSED to equestrians.
  • The Peters Creek Trail, Long Ridge Trail, and Chestnut 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 Trail are CLOSED to bicycles and equestrians.
  • The Stevens Creek Nature Trail from the hiking only section to the Canyon Trail is CLOSED to all use due to storm damage.
  • The Canyon Trail is now OPEN from Table Mountain Trail to the paved Stevens Canyon Road.
Date updated: Monday, February 13, 2017 - 1:30pm

Purisima Creek Redwoods

  • The Whittemore Gulch Trail is CLOSED to bicyclists and equestrians.
  • The single track section of North Ridge Trail from gate PC01 to Harkins Ridge Trail is now OPEN to hikers.
Date updated: Friday, March 3, 2017 - 12:00pm

Rancho San Antonio

  • The Hammond-Snyder Trail is OPEN to equestrians.
  • The Quarry Trail is CLOSED to equestrians.
Date updated: Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 12:30pm

Russian Ridge

  • To protect a federally listed endangered species (the San Francisco garter snake), the Mindego Hill Trail is CLOSED to bicycle use beyond the intersection at the Charquin Trail.
Date updated: Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 12:00pm

Sierra Azul

Closures in Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve:

  • Mt. Umunhum Road is CLOSED from the Jacques Ridge parking lot to the summit. Only local vehicle traffic, contractors, and approved District staff are permitted past Jacques Ridge parking lot.  All other vehicles, bicyclists, equestrians, and hikers will not be permitted on the road until further notice. 
  • The Jacques Ridge parking lot will continue to be open during regular preserve hours. 
  • Barlow Road Trail is CLOSED between Woods Trail (part of the Bay Area Ridge Trail) and Mt. Umunhum Road for the duration of construction.
  • The Bald Mountain Parking lot and Trail are CLOSED during the construction project.
  • Areas highlighted in red below will be reopened to the public after major repairs and improvements to the road are completed; reopening is tentatively expected for July 2017.

Mount Umunhum Trail and Road Closures highlighted in red

  • 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: Friday, March 3, 2017 - 3:15pm

Skyline Ridge

The Alpine Pond Trail is now ‚ÄčOPEN!

Date updated: Friday, March 17, 2017 - 10:30am



  • The Shilling Lake Trail from the Highway 84 parking lot to Shilling Lake is CLOSED to equestrians due to a slide.
Date updated: Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 8:00am

Windy Hill

  • The Betsy Crowder Trail is CLOSED to equestrians.
  • The Lost Trail, Hamms Gulch Trail, and Razorback Ridge Trail are CLOSED to equestrians.
  • The Hamms Gulch Trail is now OPEN to hikers.  
Date updated: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 6:00pm