fallen tree on trail

This information is updated as needed when trails are opened or closed, or when there is scheduled trail maintenance.

Trail conditions can vary depending on the time of year, the impact of rain and storms, construction and maintenance and other occurrences. Please be aware that trail closures may change from day to day without notice, based on current and predicted weather conditions. During winter storm season high waters can make creek crossings hazardous, so plan your outing accordingly. 

Trail closures are strictly enforced.

Bear Creek Redwoods

  • Construction activities began on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, in the closed area next to the parking lot as part of the Alma Cultural Landscape Rehabilitation Project, with no impacts to the publicly accessible areas of the preserve. 
Date updated: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 4:30pm

Coal Creek

  • Fuel reduction work will be taking place along Coal Road, Clouds Rest Trail and a portion of Crazy Pete’s Road on weekdays through July 10, 2021. There may be brief delays along these trails during work. This project will create 2.5 miles of new shaded fuel break in the preserve. Additional trail closures will be posted if they arise. Learn more about this high priority fuel reduction project.
    map of fuel reduction work
Date updated: Monday, June 14, 2021 - 5:00pm

El Corte de Madera Creek

  • Methuselah Trail, from Giant Salamander Trail to South Leaf Trail, is CLOSED to equestrians due to trail damage
Date updated: Sunday, October 25, 2020 - 3:00pm

Fremont Older

The following trails may be closed to bicycle and equestrian use during wet conditions.

  • Toyon Trail is OPEN to bicyclists and equestrians.
  • Wedding Trail is OPEN to bicyclists and equestrians.
Date updated: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 9:00am

La Honda Creek

The following trail may be closed to hiking and equestrian use during wet conditions.

  • Folger Ranch Loop Trail is OPEN to hikers and equestrians.
Date updated: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 7:45pm

Long Ridge

The following trails may be closed to bicycle and equestrian use during wet conditions.

  • Chestnut Trail is OPEN to bicyclists and equestrians.
  • Long Ridge Trail is OPEN to bicyclists and equestrians.
  • Peters Creek Trail is OPEN to bicyclists and equestrians.

 

Date updated: Saturday, February 27, 2021 - 2:45pm

Monte Bello

The following trails may be closed to bicycle and equestrian use during wet conditions.

  • Skid Road Trail is OPEN to bicyclists and equestrians.
  • Stevens Creek Nature Trail is OPEN to bicyclists and equestrians between Skid Road and Canyon Trail.
  • White Oak Trail is OPEN to bicyclists and equestrians.
Date updated: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 6:15pm

Purisima Creek Redwoods

  • Parking restrictions in place along Purisima Creek Road and Higgins Canyon Road. 

parking restrictions at lower Purisima Creek Redwoods

The following trail may be closed to bicycle and equestrian use during wet conditions.

  • Whittemore Gulch Trail is OPEN to bicyclists and equestrians.
Date updated: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 3:30pm

Rancho San Antonio

During times of high visitation the front gate to the preserve may be temporarily closed so that roads remain clear for emergency traffic. Vehicles will not be allowed to line up along the road while the gate is closed.

  • Chamise Trail will be CLOSED between Mora and Rogue Valley trails, Wednesday, July 14 through Friday, July 23. Visitors can use Rogue Valley Trail as a detour.

The following trails may be closed to equestrian use during wet conditions.

  • Quarry Trail is OPEN to equestrians.
  • Hammond-Snyder Trail is OPEN to equestrians.
Date updated: Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - 1:00pm

Sierra Azul

  • The turnaround, drop-off and ADA parking at the top of the Mount Umunhum summit is closed to all visitors Monday - Friday until early 2022. The immediate area surrounding the base of the Mount Umunhum radar tower and the East Summit is CLOSED to public access at this time. Get complete closure information.
  • Culvert work will be taking place along Woods Trail through the end of July 2021. Users may experience short delays.
  • Additional closed areas within Sierra Azul Preserve are shown on the Preserve map.
Date updated: Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 5:30pm

Windy Hill

The following trails may be closed to equestrian use during wet conditions.

  • Betsy Crowder Trail is OPEN to equestrians.
  • Hamms Gulch Trail is OPEN to equestrians.
  • Lost Trail is OPEN to equestrians.
  • Razorback Ridge Trail is OPEN to equestrians
Date updated: Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 5:45pm