Your PreservesYour Preserves

Of the District's 26 preserves, ranging from 55 to nearly 17,000 acres, 24 are open to the public free of charge, 365 days a year from dawn until one-half hour after sunset. Use the Preserve Finder to find which is closest to you.

GPS Data: District preserve data, including preserve boundaries, trail data, and ward boundaries, are now also available for download.

Alternatively, view multiple preserves on the regional maps at the bottom of this page.

For ward maps and information, please see the Board of Directors page.

Preserve Page Map Driving
Bear Creek Redwoods *          
Coal Creek    
El Corte de Madera
El Sereno **    
Foothills **        
Fremont Older  
La Honda Creek *          
Long Ridge    
Los Trancos        
Miramontes Ridge * *            
Monte Bello    
Picchetti Ranch    
Pulgas Ridge    
Purisima Creek
Rancho San Antonio  
Russian Ridge    
St. Joseph's Hill **  
Saratoga Gap      
Sierra Azul  
Skyline Ridge  
Stevens Creek
Shoreline Nature
Teague Hill **          
   Tunitas Creek   ***   ***                              
Windy Hill **

The activity may not be designated on all trails within a preserve-- always refer to the preserve page and map for more details, including the specific trails where this activity is permitted.
* Limited public access. Please refer to the Preserve page for more information.
** Please refer to the Preserve page for directions.
*** No public access at this time. Please call for more information.

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District (All preserves)
South Skyline Region

Please consult Trail Safety and Etiquette for additional information, or for details about a specific preserve, feel free to contact the District at (650) 691-1200.

Open space preserves are generally kept in a natural condition in order to best protect the environment and wildlife habitat, and are developed with only the amenities needed to provide low-intensity recreation. The diverse ecosystems at the preserves include redwood, oak and fir forests, chaparral-covered hillsides, riparian corridors, grasslands, and the shore frontage along San Francisco Bay. Improvements may include gravel parking areas, restrooms, signed trails for hiking, bicycling, and equestrian and dog use, and an occasional picnic table.

Latest News

Picchetti Ranch Open Space Preserve and Fremont Older Open Space Preserve are OPEN to the public.

(Updated 9/12/14 - 7:30 p.m.)

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Hiking Hiking
Equestrian Equestrian
Bicyclists Bicyclists
Dogs on leash Dogs on a leash
Wheelchair Access Wheelchair Access
Restrooms Restrooms
Parking Parking

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