Temporary COVID-19 Restrictions
- Picnic areas at Picchetti Ranch are CLOSED.
- Where picnic tables are available, visitors must bring sanitizer to clean tables before and after use and pack out all trash. At least six feet social distance must be kept between people not from the same household.
- Paper maps are not available at preserves. Please download a map before leaving home or snap a photo of the signboard map before you hike.
- One-way routes are in effect on some trails to promote social distancing.
Get detailed information about Midpen's efforts to keep our visitors and employees safe at openspace.org/coronavirus.
Trail Brushing Update
We are aware that many trails need brushing. Due to lowered staffing due to social distancing requirements, we are not currently able to clear trails to our usual standards or time-frames. Staff are hard at work, but it will take longer than normal to get to all of them. In a typical year, we add a significant number of full-time seasonal workers during the spring and summer to help with the heavy work load; however, we are not able to hire for these positions until and unless social distancing requirements are no longer necessary. Thank you for your understanding.
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.