St. Josephs Hill Open Space Preserve

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.


Dogs must be leashed.

Operating Hours

Preserves are open from one-half hour before official sunrise until one-half hour after official sunset.


There is a parking fee.

Disabled Access

Not wheelchair accessible.


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17770 Alma Bridge Road, Los Gatos, CA 95033

17770 Alma Bridge Road

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From Interstate 280 in Santa Clara County, exit CA 17 south (exit 5b). Drive south about 10 miles, then exit Bear Creek/Alma Bridge Road. At the stop sign, turn right, cross over 17, then turn left and return to 17, heading north. Stay in the right lane and exit onto Alma Bridge Road. Proceed across the dam to the parking area at Lexington Reservoir County Park (there is a parking fee). The trail to St. Joseph’s Hill starts opposite the boat launching area at the north end of the reservoir.

Contact Info

Phone: 650-691-1200 or email: For Lexington Reservoir Park: 408-356-2729.