fallen tree on trail

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

  • Sections of the Upper Lake Loop Trail will be CLOSED periodically through November 30 for public safety due to pathway repair work.
  • Summit Road at Bear Creek Road, Sept. 30 through Dec. 15: Tree mitigation work is taking place in a closed area of the preserve, replacing remnant and overgrown Christmas trees with native trees on an old tree farm. The work will be visible from the road but will not directly affect visitors. For more information, please see the tree mitigation board report (Aug. 14, 2019).
Date updated: Friday, November 1, 2019 - 4:15pm

El Corte de Madera Creek

  • PG&E will be realigning power lines by removing lines that are attached to trees, installing new poles and removing large trees to improve fire safety along Bear Gulch Road from Wednesday, November 6 through Friday, December 6. Access to Spring Board Trail from Bear Gulch Road will be limited at times during this work. All other preserve trails will be unaffected by this work. Find out more about the PG&E wildfire safety program.
  • 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: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 8:30am

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 OPEN to bicyclists and equestrians.
Date updated: Wednesday, October 30, 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 OPEN; however, please use caution in the area as the trail tread on the lower elevations has severe cattle hoof impact and is heavily pocked. 
Date updated: Monday, November 4, 2019 - 7:30am

Long Ridge


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

  • Peters Creek Trail is OPEN to bicyclists and equestrians.
  • Long Ridge Trail is OPEN to bicyclists and equestrians.
  • Achistaca Trail is OPEN to equestrians.
Date updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 9:00am

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: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 9:00am

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: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 9:45am

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.
Date updated: Friday, November 15, 2019 - 4:30pm

Los Trancos

  • The Santa Clara County FireSafe Council is scheduled to begin removing two groves of non-native eucalyptus trees along Page Mill Road, beginning December 4 and continuing into January. The work will take place north of gate LT01 at Los Trancos Open Space Preserve. Both Page Mill Road and Page Mill Trail may be closed for short periods during this work. Download map of work area.
Date updated: Friday, November 15, 2019 - 11:00am

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

  • 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: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 3:15pm

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: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 8:00am