Public Access Construction Begins

Board members and partners celebrated a groundbreaking May 1 marking a major milestone towards public access at Bear Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve. Once completed, this project will provide public access to 6 miles of new trail through cool, towering Bear Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserveredwoods. To welcome visitors, the completed trailhead will include a  restroom and a 50-space parking lot.

Partnership with Santa Clara Valley Water District Bridges Visitors and Nature
$149,500 in funding from the voter-approved Safe, Clean Water and Natural Flood Protection Program through the Santa Clara Valley Water District is helping Midpen open new trails by supporting construction of a bridge across Webb Creek in Bear Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve. The bridge will connect visitors to nature and their local watershed lands by providing access through redwood forests.

The bridge will also facilitate future regional trail connections between Lexington Basin and the Skyline area, and ensure emergency vehicle access throughout the Preserve. Previously awarded funding from Santa Clara Valley Water District, also through the Safe, Clean Water Program, is supporting the removal of invasive plants along creeks and waterways in this new Preserve. Bear Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve is scheduled to open to the public in spring of 2019. 

ATTENTION NEIGHBORS: The Bear Creek Redwoods Public Access Project may cause delays on Bear Creek Road through spring 2019. Find out more>>