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Picchetti Ranch Open Space Preserve

This 308 acre preserve is located above the Stevens Creek Reservoir.  It about four miles of dirt trails with sunny exposed orchards on the hill and shady wooded areas.. The trails are open to hikers and equestrians. The historic site is home to the Picchetti Winery and the surrounding farm. Restrooms are available near Picchetti Winery.


No bikes and no dogs.

Disabled Access

Wheelchair accessible picnic area but trails are not appropriate.


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Park your car at the Picchetti winery where some trails begin.

13100 Monte Bello Road

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From Interstate 280 in Santa Clara County, exit Foothill Expressway. Drive southwest on Foothill Boulevard about 0.7 mile, then stay in the middle right lane to continue straight on Stevens Creek. Drive on Stevens Creek (which turns into Stevens Canyon), about 2.2 miles, then turn right onto Montebello Road (just past the quarry entrance). Drive about 0.5 mile uphill, and turn left into the preserve.

Contact Info

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

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I recommend making an outing of it - bring a lunch, park in the large lot at Pichetti winery, and hike down to Steven Canyon Road near the reservoir, stopping for the views along the way. Take a different route back up to the winery and have lunch in the picnic area along with some wine tasting.
3/8/2012 07:41 PM