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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 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.

El Corte de Madera Creek

  • Methuselah Trail, from Giant Salamander Trail to South Leaf Trail, is CLOSED to equestrians due to trail damage.
  • The eastern portion of the Steam Donkey Trail is PERMANENTLY CLOSED. The trail between the Oljon junction and Highway 35 has been replaced with a newly constructed section 1.3 mile section of the Oljon Trail, connecting to Springboard. This final portion of the watershed protection program reduces the need for preserve visitors to access Highway 35 during their visit and adds over 2,000 feet of new single track to the existing trail network. Download map of trail construction area.
Date updated: Friday, December 20, 2019 - 5:30pm

Fremont Older

  • Parking restictions on Rolling Hills Road will begin November 4, 2019. The City of Saratoga has implemented a “no parking” policy on Rolling Hills Road. Street parking will be permitted on the first 200 feet on the east side of Rolling Hills Road north of Prospect Road. Please respect preserve neighbors and refrain from smoking and littering. Restroom available at the Prospect Road parking lot at the preserve entrance.

The following trail may be closed to bicycle and equestrian use during wet conditions.

  • Toyon Trail is CLOSED to bicyclists and equestrians.
Date updated: Sunday, December 1, 2019 - 8:15am

La Honda Creek


The following trail may be closed to hiking and equestrian use during wet conditions.

  • Folger Ranch Loop Trail is CLOSED due to wet conditions.
Date updated: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 5:00pm

Long Ridge


The following trails may be closed to bicycle and equestrian use during wet conditions.

  • Achistaca Trail is CLOSED to equestrians.
  • Chestnut Trail is CLOSED to bicyclists and equestrians.
  • Long Ridge Trail is CLOSED to bicyclists and equestrians.
  • Peters Creek Trail is CLOSED to bicyclists and equestrians.
Date updated: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 6:00pm

Monte Bello



The following trails may be closed to bicycle and equestrian use during wet conditions.

  • Skid Road Trail is CLOSED to bicyclists and equestrians.
  • Stevens Creek Nature Trail is CLOSED to bicyclists and equestrians between Skid Road and Canyon Trail.
  • White Oak Trail is CLOSED to bicyclists and equestrians.
Date updated: Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 2:00pm

Purisima Creek Redwoods


The following trail may be closed to bicycle and equestrian use during wet conditions.

  • Whittemore Gulch Trail is CLOSED to bicyclists and equestrians.
Date updated: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 5:00pm

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. Find out more about the Permanente Creek Flood Protection Project at valleywater.org.A portion of the Hammond-Snyder trail is closed during SCVWD construction.

The following trails may be closed to equestrian use during wet conditions.

  • Quarry Trail is CLOSED to equestrians.
  • Hammond-Snyder Trail is CLOSED to equestrians.

 

Date updated: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 1:00pm

Ravenswood

  • Ravenswood Open Space Preserve and parking lot is CLOSED during construction of the Ravenswood Bay Trail.
Date updated: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 1:00pm

Sierra Azul

  • Mt. Umunhum Road is closed at Hicks Road due to icy conditions. There is no vehicle access to Mount Umunhum at this time.
  • Mount Umunhum — The area surrounding the base of the Mount Umunhum radar tower is CLOSED to public access at this time. Visitors can access the East Summit using a temporary covered walkway. More info.
  • Additional closed areas within Sierra Azul Preserve are shown on the Preserve map.
Date updated: Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 1:30pm

Windy Hill


The following trails may be closed to equestrian use during wet conditions.

  • Betsy Crowder Trail is CLOSED to equestrians.
  • Hamms Gulch Trail is CLOSED to equestrians.
  • Lost Trail is CLOSED to equestrians.
  • Razorback Ridge Trail is CLOSED to equestrians.
Date updated: Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 10:30am