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6 Miles of trails
Hiking, Equestrian, Wheelchair accessible, Restrooms, Good for Kids
5.4 Miles of trails
Hiking, Biking, Equestrian, Dogs on Leash
35.9 Miles of trails
Hiking, Biking, Equestrian, Restrooms
6.9 Miles of trails
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0.3 Miles of trails
Hiking, Equestrian, Dogs on Leash
14.7 Miles of trails
Hiking, Biking, Equestrian, Dogs on Leash, Restrooms
10.7 Miles of trails
Hiking, Equestrian, Dogs on Leash, Restrooms
13.2 Miles of trails
Hiking, Biking, Equestrian, Dogs on Leash, Restrooms
5.2 Miles of trails
Hiking, Equestrian, Restrooms
15.5 Miles of trails
Hiking, Biking, Equestrian, Restrooms, Camping, Good for Kids
3.7 Miles of trails
Hiking, Equestrian, Wheelchair accessible, Restrooms, Good for Kids
6.0 Miles of trails
Hiking, Dogs on Leash, Wheelchair accessible, Restrooms
24.0 Miles of trails
Hiking, Biking, Equestrian, Wheelchair accessible, Restrooms
24.2 Miles of trails
Hiking, Biking, Equestrian, Wheelchair accessible, Restrooms, Good for Kids
1.9 Miles of trails
Hiking, Biking, Wheelchair accessible, Good for Kids
10.4 Miles of trails
Hiking, Biking, Equestrian, Wheelchair accessible, Restrooms, Good for Kids
1.2 Miles of trails
Hiking, Biking, Equestrian
24.4 Miles of trails
Hiking, Biking, Equestrian, Dogs on Leash, Wheelchair accessible, Restrooms
10.9 Miles of trails
Hiking, Biking, Equestrian, Wheelchair accessible, Restrooms, Good for Kids
4.2 Miles of trails
Hiking, Biking, Equestrian, Dogs on Leash, Restrooms
0.5 Miles of trails
Hiking, Biking, Wheelchair accessible, Good for Kids
1.0 Miles of trails
Hiking, Equestrian
1.5 Miles of trails
Hiking, Equestrian, Dogs on Leash
12.2 Miles of trails
Hiking, Biking, Equestrian, Dogs on Leash, Wheelchair accessible, Restrooms
people walking on the trail

Bear Creek Redwoods Preserve

6 Miles of trails

Located 3 miles south of Los Gatos, this 1,432-acre preserve features an easy-access interpretive trail around Upper Lake and 6 miles of hiking and...

an old barn

Coal Creek Preserve

5.4 Miles of trails

Coal Creek is an ideal place for a quick afternoon hike with one's dog. Several trails can be combined to create a pleasant 2- or 3-mile loop. Views of...

a bridge over a ravine in the redwoods

El Corte de Madera Creek Preserve

35.9 Miles of trails

iconMore than 34 miles of multiuse trail are...

View from Aquinas Trail

El Sereno Preserve

6.9 Miles of trails

El Sereno Open Space Preserve is named for 2,249-foot Mt. El Sereno, part of a prominent ridge located south of the town of Saratoga and west of the town of...

a view of trees from the trail

Foothills Preserve

0.3 Miles of trails

This tiny 212-acre gem's steep and forested ravines form part of the Adobe Creek watershed above ...

Fremont Older

Fremont Older Preserve

14.7 Miles of trails

Located on the urban fringe and extending towards Mt. Eden Road to the south and Stevens Creek County Park to the west, the 739-acre Preserve offers a...

LHC sunset

La Honda Creek Preserve

10.7 Miles of trails

Offering magnificent views of the coast, colorful wildflower displays in the spring, and immersion into a historic ranchland, La Honda Creek Open Space...

rolling hills and trees

Long Ridge Preserve

13.2 Miles of trails

With options for short hikes, rides to scenic overlooks, and longer loop trips, Long Ridge Open Space Preserve provides something for everyone. ...

Los Trancos Preserve Earthquake Trail

Los Trancos Preserve

5.2 Miles of trails

Los Trancos Open Space Preserve is a 274-acre area located in the Santa Cruz Mountains above Palo Alto. This is an ideal spot to learn about earthquake...

Monte Bello Preserve

15.5 Miles of trails

Italian for “Beautiful Mountain,” Monte Bello Open Space Preserve is a place of rolling grasslands, dense creekside forests and spectacular...

Canopy over Trail

Picchetti Ranch Preserve

3.7 Miles of trails

Forested canyons of madrone, coast live oak and California bay provide shade on a warm day. On a clear day, the Sierra Azul range, crowned by Mount Umunhum...

flowers lining the trail.

Pulgas Ridge Preserve

6.0 Miles of trails

Pulgas Ridge Open Space Preserve is a 366-acre site near the City of San Carlos and provides trails for hiking and walking one's dog, including an...

bridge across a culvert surrounded by ferns

Purisima Creek Redwoods Preserve

24.0 Miles of trails

Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve is located on the western slopes of the Santa Cruz Mountains overlooking Half Moon Bay. The centerpiece of this...

Runners on Rogue Valley Trail

Rancho San Antonio Preserve

24.2 Miles of trails

Rancho San Antonio County Park & Open Space Preserve offers visitors a unique experience with a sampling of diverse environments, interesting...

two people walking on a wooden boardwalk at sunrise

Ravenswood Preserve

1.9 Miles of trails

The newest segment of the San Francisco Bay Trail is now open at Ravenswood Preserve! An easy-access paved pathway, bridge and a raised boardwalk with...

Russian Ridge Preserve

10.4 Miles of trails

This 3,137-acre preserve known for its showy display of wildflowers in spring. In summer, the hills turn to gold with the late evening sunlight. ...

St. Joseph's Hill Open Space Preserve

St. Joseph's Hill Preserve

4.2 Miles of trails

One of the distinctive scenic backdrops to the Town of Los Gatos is the 270-acre St. Joseph's Hill Open Space Preserve, which provides a quick escape...

Saratoga Gap Preserve

1.2 Miles of trails

Saratoga Gap Open Space Preserve is a 1,540-acre outdoor adventure. The Sempervirens Fund provided critical support for acquisition of...

Sierra Azul Preserve

24.4 Miles of trails

Just south of the Town of Los Gatos, on the east side of the Lexington Reservoir, sits Sierra Azul, the District's southernmost open space preserve....

Skyline Ridge Preserve

10.9 Miles of trails

Skyline Ridge Preserve offers 2,143-acres of remarkably varied landscape that includes ridge vistas, expansive meadows, a pond for nature study, and a...

Stevens Creek Shoreline Nature Area

0.5 Miles of trails

Stevens Creek Shoreline Nature Study Area is a birders paradise. At this 50-acre bayfront preserve, located adjacent to Mountain View’s Shoreline...

Teague Hill Preserve

1.0 Miles of trails

Teague Hill Open Space Preserve is located in the Santa Cruz Mountains just above the town of Woodside. Private Property and California Water Service...

Thornewood Preserve

1.5 Miles of trails

Conveniently located in the hills above the Town of Woodside and ideally situated for a quick morning or afternoon getaway, Thornewood is a 167-acre...

Windy Hill Preserve.

Windy Hill Preserve

12.2 Miles of trails

Windy Hill is named for its distinctive, breezy grass-covered hilltop, which can be seen from many areas of the peninsula. The 1,335-acre preserve features...

Mount Umunhum

Mount Umunhum - Sierra Azul

3.7 Miles of trails

On January, 20, 2018 the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, in accordance with their Cultural and Conservation Easement on Mount Umunhum, will be

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