Great Activities for Equestrians
Twenty-one open space preserves are open to horseback riders. The District’s trails provide the long distance opportunities for riding that are valued by equestrians, especially when trails allow connections between adjacent preserves or other public lands, such as the Bay Area Ridge Trail. These preserves are just a few favored by equestrians:
- Long Ridge, Monte
Gap, and Skyline
Ridge Open Space Preserves. These South Skyline Area preserves are
adjacent to one another and provide corridors for equestrians
with access to miles and miles of multi-use trails. Skyline
Ridge Open Space Preserve has an
equestrian parking lot to accommodate rigs of all sizes.
From these preserves, equestrians can ride through a variety
of ecosystems, including mixed
evergreen forests, oak woodlands, chaparral, and grasslands.
Great views to the coast are prevalent along the ridges.
- Purisima Creek
Redwoods Open Space Preserve. Towering redwoods, ferns, and creeks
will provide a cool respite for afternoon riders that choose
to explore this preserve on horseback. This area provides
a look at the unique history
of logging on the midpeninsula – along Purisima Creek Trail riders may
catch a glimpse of areas that were once the site of sawmills.
Twenty-one miles of trails await you.
- Windy Hill
Open Space Preserve features 13 miles of trails, including
forested terrain, creek crossings, open grasslands, and beautiful
views of San Francisco Bay and the midpeninsula.
Equestrian Access Guidelines
Calendar of Activities