This hike is best in winter and spring, with the creeks and vegetation renewed from recent storms.
Keep an eye out for bobcats, deer, coyotes, foxes and mountain lions. It's also a great place to see wildflowers in the spring.
POST protected this property in 1999 and soon after transferred ownership to the Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority for permanent management. The 4,685-acre Rancho Cañada del Oro Open Space Preserve was then opened to the public in 2004 with the dedication of the Bald Peaks and Longwall Canyon trails.