Join Peninsula Open Space Trust for an excursion where you’ll explore the Mayfair Ranch – Longwall Canyon trails of Rancho Cañada del Oro! You will be guided by POST Ambassadors who will share with you the history of the preserve, the region, and the importance of conservation in the area.
The hike is moderate to strenuous at about 4 miles round trip with about 700 feet of gradual elevation gain.
This wonderful preserve is a hub for wildlife, such as deer, bobcats, mountain lions, and more! In the Spring, you can expect a colorful array of wildflowers adorning the hillsides, and you may get a chance to see a beautiful little creek running through Llagas meadow.
Please note that dogs are not allowed on this preserve due to active cattle grazing and that all minors must be accompanied by a parent/guardian for the entirety of the hike.
This event is part of POST’s community event series. These events are open to the general public as well as POST donors, and we hope you will join us! We also curate a separate series of private events for our donor community. Learn more about how you can support POST here: openspacetrust.org/support
**Please note this hike is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. Keep an eye on your inbox closer to the date of the event for updates and news**
COVID-19 Guidelines: In compliance with the state of California Department of Public Health Guidance, we ask that all unvaccinated individuals wear a mask while participating in this event unless otherwise exempt. Masks are not required for vaccinated individuals during this event. In addition, we ask that you do not attend this event if you are experiencing any COVID-19 related symptoms including: fever or chills; cough; shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; fatigue; muscle or body aches; headache; new loss of taste or smell; sore throat; congestion or runny nose; nausea or vomiting; diarrhea. You will be asked to confirm agreement to this policy during the registration process.
The 3,882-acre Rancho Cañada del Oro Open Space Preserve opened to the public in 2004 with the dedication of the Bald Peaks Trail (1.0 mile) and the Longwall Canyon Trail (2.0 miles). Multiple upgrades to the preserve include:
2005 – A paved parking area with space for horse trailers, a restroom and picnic tables
2007 – The Mayfair Ranch Trail (3.1 miles) and the Catamount Trail (1.7 miles), which connect to the higher-elevation trails and enable mountain bike use.
Also, the paved, whole access Llagas Creek Loop Trail (0.5 mile) which offers a nature experience for visitors with limited mobility. Information provided by the Open Space Authority.
Peninsula Open Space Trust protects open space on the Peninsula and in the South Bay for the benefit of all. Since 1977, POST has protected over 78,000 acres of open space, farmland, and parkland.