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Trail Conditions

(Nadine Levin)

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 related to the Alma Cultural Landscape Rehabilitation Project are underway at Bear Creek Redwoods Preserve and expected to continue through Summer 2022. This work should not impact public access to the preserve, but there may be temporary detours or construction activities near the parking lot and Upper Lake trails. For your safety and the safety of the construction crews, please follow all guidelines posted on temporary signage.
Date Updated: November 02, 2020 - 7:30 pm

Coal Creek

  • No reported trail closures.
Date Updated: October 27, 2021 - 10:33 am

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: September 26, 2021 - 3:00 pm

El Sereno

  • No reported trail closures.
Date Updated: July 23, 2021 - 3:00 pm

Foothills

  • No reported trail closures.
Date Updated: July 23, 2021 - 11:00 am

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: January 15, 2022 - 7:03 am

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: February 09, 2022 - 12:00 pm

Long Ridge

  • No current closures.

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: April 15, 2022 - 5:00 pm

Los Trancos

  • No current closures
Date Updated: April 15, 2022 - 5:00 pm

Miramontes Ridge

  • This preserve is closed to the public.
Date Updated: July 23, 2021 - 3:50 pm

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: May 13, 2022 - 11:00 pm

Picchetti Ranch

  • No reported trail closures.
Date Updated: July 23, 2021 - 12:45 pm

Pulgas Ridge

  • No reported trail closures.
Date Updated: July 23, 2021 - 10:00 am

Purisima Creek Redwoods

  • The parking areas at lower Purisima Creek Redwoods are often full on weekends. Overflow parking is not available at this location and there is no way to safely wait for parking to open up. Please be prepared to make alternate plans.
     
  • 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: May 09, 2022 - 2:30 pm

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.

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: April 26, 2022 - 4:01 pm

Ravenswood

  • The parking area at Ravenswood Preserve will be CLOSED April 20-21 for repairs. Parking will be available at Cooley Landing. 
Date Updated: April 19, 2022 - 4:30 pm

Russian Ridge

  • All areas are closed to off-trail use during wildflower season.
     
  • The CalTrans Clouds Rest Vista Point opposite Russian Ridge Preserve gate #RR01 on Skyline Boulevard is currently CLOSED. CalTrans is working on issues with the automatic entry and exit gates. Parking is not currently available at this location.
Date Updated: April 15, 2022 - 5:01 pm

Saratoga Gap

  • No reported trail closures.
Date Updated: July 23, 2021 - 8:15 am

Sierra Azul

  • Closed areas within Sierra Azul Preserve are shown on the Preserve map.
Date Updated: March 10, 2022 - 10:00 pm

Skyline Ridge

  • No current trail closures
Date Updated: April 15, 2022 - 5:00 pm

Stevens Creek Shoreline Nature Area

  • No reported trail closures.
Date Updated: July 24, 2021 - 1:00 am

Teague Hill

  • No reported trail closures.
Date Updated: July 23, 2021 - 10:00 am

Thornewood

  • No reported trail closures. 
Date Updated: April 15, 2022 - 10:55 pm

Tunitas Creek

  • This preserve is closed to the public.
Date Updated: July 23, 2021 - 3:52 pm

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: April 15, 2022 - 5:00 pm

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