El Corte de Madera Creek Open Space Preserve

The preserve has over 2800 acres and over 35 miles of dirt trails with small loops that are interconnected and elevation ranges from 2300 to 800 feet. The trails cover mixed evergreen and redwood forests, creekside trails, coastal and forest views and rare sandstone formations. The trails are shared with hikers, bicycles and horses. There is parking for about six cars. There are no toilet facilities or drinking water.


Dogs are not permitted.

Operating Hours

Preserves are open a half hour before sunrise until a half hour after sunset.

Disabled Access



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16040 CA-35

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Parking lot is just north of Bear Gulch Rod on CA-35/Skyline Blvd.

Contact Info

Phone: (650) 691-1200 or email: info@openspace.org