Mindego Hill

Midpen's projects are designed to ensure proper care of the land and provide for ecologically sensitive public access opportunities. Our aim is to allow more people, including hikers, mountain bicyclists and equestrians, to experience firsthand the beauty of the Bay Area's natural setting.

Opportunities for public recreation are balanced with natural resource protection through a comprehensive planning approach in partnership with the community.  New trails and staging areas are built with environmentally sound construction techniques, and natural resource restoration is a key component of every project. 

Learn more about key projects currently underway.

ADA Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan Update

Midpen is undertaking the development of an Americans With Disabilities (ADA) Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan Update. This project will identify any programmatic and physical barriers limiting accessibility at the District.Learn more

Cooley Landing

Midpen is working in conjunction with the the City of East Palo Alto to renovate this bayshore property.Learn more
Bear Creek Redwoods

Bear Creek Redwoods Preserve Plan

The Bear Creek Redwoods Preserve Plan is a long-term use and management plan for the Preserve.Learn more
Mindego Hill

Climate Action Plan

The Climate Action Plan serves as a roadmap to achieve Midpen’s ambitious voluntary climate change goals...Learn more
Toto Ranch

Coastside Protection

Midpen's Coastside Protection Program was implemented in September 2004 when the Midpen boundary was extended to the Pacific Ocean from the City of Pacifica to the Santa Cruz County line...Learn more
Mountain Lion

Highway 17 Wildlife and Trail Crossings

Midpen is developing a wildlife and regional trails passage across State Highway 17, between Los Gatos and Bear Creek Road.Learn more

Hawthorns Historical Complex

The Hawthorns Historic Complex (historically referred to as “The Hawthorns”) is situated on the southeastern portion of the 79-acre Hawthorn property, which is located between Alpine and Los Trancos Roads in the Town of Portola Valley...Learn more

Hawthorns Public Access

Hawthorns, one of the last undeveloped islands of open space in residential Portola Valley, offers grassy hilltops with panoramic views.Learn more

La Honda Creek Master Plan

The District has developed a 30-year use and management Master Plan for this Preserve that aims to balance the preservation of viable agriculture, cultural history, and the natural environment with public education and low-intensity recreation.Learn more
Ravenswood Bay Trail

Ravenswood Bay Trail Project

The Ravenswood Bay Trail will complete a 0.6 mile critical missing gap in the San Francisco Bay Trail on the San Francisco Peninsula.Learn more