Pulgas Ridge Open Space Preserve
The trails in Pulgas Ridge Preserve follow canyons and ridgetops with views toward the bay and surrounding hillsides. In early spring, visitors can enjoy native wildflowers including Indian warrior, hound’s tongue, mule’s ears and milkmaids. Three members of the lily family are early spring bloomers here: fetid adder’s tongue, giant trillium and mission bells. This preserve allows dogs and offers an off-leash dog area for your four-legged friends. The accessible Cordilleras Trail brings visitors into a quiet wooded valley along Cordilleras Creek. Plan your visit at openspace.org/pulgas-ridge.
Upper Lake Loop Trail
Bear Creek Redwoods Preserve
This preserve offers second-growth redwood and Douglas fir forests and oak woodlands on the doorstep of Silicon Valley. The Upper Lake Loop Trail is an easy 0.2-mile walk around Upper Lake, featuring habitat restoration sites and historical artifacts. Download the self-guided interpretive tour online to learn about the fascinating history, wildlife and habitats of this area. This easy-access trail is suitable for the all ages and abilities to enjoy. Plan your visit at openspace.org/bcr.
Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve
At Mount Umunhum’s summit, visitors experience breathtaking 360-degree views including the Pacific Ocean, and on a clear day the Sierra Nevada. Discover unique plants and animals living in this extreme environment, learn about the mountain’s significance to the Native American community and explore remnants of Cold War history. The summit’s accessible parking, vault toilets, shade shelters and pathways welcome people of all ages and abilities. You can download the Stories of Mount Umunhum app for a self-guided audio tour and plan your visit at openspace.org/mount-umunhum.
Ravenswood Open Space Preserve
This easy 1.9-mile trail is a wonderful place for bird watching, biking or simply enjoying the San Francisco Bay wetlands. Take in views from the overlook platforms and benches, which are accessible to visitors with wheelchairs or strollers. Learn about the wildlife that make their home or migrate through these important wetlands, and more, with a free self-guided interpretive tour of Ravenswood Preserve in English and Spanish using the OuterSpatial app. Restrooms are not available at the preserve. Plan your visit at openspace.org/ravenswood.
Alpine Pond Loop Trail
Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve
Explore the shore of Alpine Pond, including via a wheelchair accessible floating pier. Enjoy lunch at picnic tables adjacent to the pond. A drinking fountain, bicycle rack and vault toilets are available. Download a self-guided pond tour in English, Spanish or Mandarin to learn about the native plants and wildlife found around the ponds, and plan your visit at openspace.org/skyline-ridge.