EquestrianTrails in Los Gatos

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Bear Creek Redwoods (Los Gatos)

Bear Creek Redwoods is a 1,345 acre park with 10.3 miles of trails for hiking and horseback riding.  There are restrooms available near the parking lot.

Bear Creek Stables (Los Gatos)

The trails go through the redwoods, with open pastures as well as steep inclines.

El Sereno Open Space Preserve (Los Gatos)

This preserve is over 1400 acres with over seven miles of dirt trails that are open to hikers, bicycles and horses.  The land is primarily chaparral with some wooded areas near the creeks.  Wildlife includes deer, coyote, and brush rabbits.

Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve (Los Gatos)

The entire preserve covers 24 miles of trails.  The Mt. Umunhum Area hosts twelve thousand acre areas that are home to abundant wildlife including mountain lions, deer, bobcats, coyotes, and and fauna includes serpentine grasslands, chaparral, bay trees and oak woodland forests. Mt. Umunhum is a 3,486-foot mountain that is not accessible by trails.  Instead, the 6.2-mile Woods Trail that starts at the Jaques Ridge parking area, takes you to the 3,000-foot Mt. El Sombroso.  There are restrooms but no water availability so bring water and sun protection with you.

St. Josephs Hill Open Space Preserve (Los Gatos)

This preserve is 270 acres and has about four miles of multi-use wide dirt trails for equestrians, hikers and bicyclists. Most trails are exposed and elevation ranges from about 600 to 1200 feet. The top of St Josephs Hill is 1250 feet and offers a panoramic views of Santa Clara Valley, Lexington Reservoir and the Sierra Azul mountain range. There are portable toilets in parking lot.

Upper Stevens Creek County Park (Los Gatos)

Upper Stevens Creek Park is 1,276 acres of douglas fir and redwoods that provide shaded trails.  Hikers share the 11 miles of trails with mountain bicyclists and horses. The trails can be steep.