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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 changing weather conditions. During winter storm season high waters can make creek crossings hazardous, so plan your outing accordingly. 

El Corte de Madera Creek

  • The Methuselah Trail, from the Giant Salamander Trail to the South Leaf Trail, is CLOSED to equestrians due to trail damage.
  • The Giant Salamander Trail is CLOSED to all use due to bridge/trail damage, unsafe conditions
  • The Eastern portion of the Steam Donkey Trail will be closed for removal starting May 1, 2019. Please plan your trip accordingly.

    The trail between the Oljon junction and Highway 35 will be replaced with a newly constructed section connecting the Oljon and Springboard trails. This final portion of the El Corte Madera Creek Watershed Protection Plan will reduce the need for preserve visitors to access Highway 35 during their visit and add over 2,000 feet of new single track to the existing trail network. Download map of trail construction area.

Date updated: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 1:30pm

Fremont Older

  • The southern section of Toyon Trail is CLOSED to all use due to storm damage.
  • Toyon Trail is CLOSED to bicycles and equestrians due to wet trail conditions.
  • Wedding Trail is CLOSED to all use due to storm damage.
  • Vista Loop Trail is CLOSED to all use between the Fern Trail and the Look Out Trail due to storm damage. 
Date updated: Friday, March 8, 2019 - 2:00pm

La Honda Creek

  • The Folger Ranch Loop Trail is OPEN to Hikers and Equestrians. If you plan to hike this trail, be forwarned that the trail tread on the lower elevations has severe cattle hoof impact and the tread is heavily pocked. 
Date updated: Monday, May 6, 2019 - 7:30pm

Monte Bello

  • Stevens Creek Nature Trail, between Skid Road and the Canyon Trail, will be closed for bridge construction from May 1 through June 2019. Please plan your trip accordingly. 
    Closure area - Stevens Creek Nature Trail
Date updated: Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 2:45pm

Purisima Creek Redwoods

 

  • Whittemore Gulch Trail is CLOSED to bikes and equestrians due to wet trail conditions.

 

Date updated: Monday, April 1, 2019 - 10:00am

Rancho San Antonio

  • A portion of the Hammond-Snyder Trail is CLOSED, due to construction by the Santa Clara Valley Water District. The CLOSED segment of trail is marked in RED on the map below.
  • A portion of the Hammond-Snyder trail is closed during SCVWD construction.
Date updated: Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 4:30am

Sierra Azul

  • The area surrounding the base of the Mount Umunhum radar tower and pathways leading to the radar tower is CLOSED to public access at this time. More info.
  • Additional closed areas within Sierra Azul Preserve are shown on the Preserve map.
Date updated: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 11:15am

Windy Hill

  • The Betsy Crowder Trail is now OPEN to equestrians.
  • The Lost Trail, Hamms Gulch Trail, and Razorback Ridge Trail are CLOSED to equestrians due to wet trail conditions.
  • A small slide has occurred on a section of Hamm's Gulch trail near Lost trail.  The trail is still open; however, hikers are advised to use caution in the area.  
Date updated: Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 9:00pm