Easy access

Several preserves have easy access trails built to accommodate wheelchairs, strollers, walkers and anyone desiring a less strenuous open space experience. Most of these easy access trails are at least 4 feet wide, have a grade generally not exceeding 5%, and a fairly uniform surface. Please note that other Midpen trails may have grades up to 20% and uneven surfaces with rocks, ruts and roots.

Accessible Open Space brochure

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Preserves and Trails

Easy access trail © Allen CefaluEl Corte de Madera Creek
Sierra Morena Trail • 0.3 mi.
This trail travels through a lush mixed evergreen forest. Please note this is a narrow trail and a popular mountain biking destination.

Monte Bello
Stevens Creek Nature Trail • 500 ft.
This trail leads to a dramatic vista point with a stone bench overlooking Stevens Creek Canyon.

Picchetti Ranch
Explore the historic winery complex, which has a nice picnic area and wheelchair lift into the winery. Trails outside the winery complex are not improved for easy access.

Pulgas Ridge
Cordilleras Trail • 0.8 mi.
From the parking lot, take the short (0.1 mi.) connector trail to the Cordilleras Trail, which parallels a service-only road. The trail later breaks away from the road and brings visitors to a quiet wooded valley with a bench, next to the Cordilleras Creek.

Purisima Creek Redwoods
Redwood Trail • 0.25 mi.
There are three accessible picnic tables located along this peaceful trail. Roadside parking area (unpaved) at trailhead on Highway 35 located 6.5 miles south of Highway 92

Purisima Creek Trail • 1 mi.
This moderately accessible trail follows an old logging road along Purisima Creek. Please note there are short sections where the grade is 10-15% and the trail can be muddy after rain.

Rancho San Antonio
Service road • 0.6 mi. to Rogue Valley Trail • 0.4 mi.
From the county lot, the Permanente Creek Trail will lead you to the service road, which goes to Deer Hollow Farm and the Rogue Valley Trail. Deer Hollow Farm is a working farm with many farm animals, an organic garden and historic ranch buildings. Permit-only lot (unpaved) located 0.4 miles from Deer Hollow Farm for visitors with a disabled person parking placard. Call to obtain a permit.

Ravenswood
Ravenswood Trail • 1.5 mi.
Level trail with great views of the bay and excellent bird watching. No restroom.

Russian Ridge
Audrey C. Rust Commemorative Site
Site features a 300-foot paved path that leads to a wheelchair-accessible terrace with a bench and sweeping views to the Pacific Ocean. Parking at Mindego Gateway.

Skyline Ridge
Alpine Pond • 0.5 mi.
David C. Daniels Nature Center - A smooth and level trail that surrounds Alpine Pond, home to a variety of wildlife. Adjacent to the pond is David C. Daniels Nature Center as well as a wheelchair-accessible viewing scope and floating pier. Parking at the Russian Ridge parking lot (unpaved), go through the pedestrian tunnel to pond and Nature Center.

Horseshoe Lake • 0.25 mi.
Starting from the accessible parking lot, the trail hugs the shoreline of Horseshoe Lake and provides visitors with a more rural experience. For visitors with a disabled person parking placard, there is a nearby designated lot (unpaved) allowing closer access to Horseshoe Lake.

Windy Hill
Anniversary Trail • 200 ft.
Trail leads to a point with views of Portola Valley, Stanford and even Mt. Diablo. Adjacent to the parking lot is a picnic area with four picnic tables.