At the foot of Loma Prieta, the highest peak in the Santa Cruz Mountains, this preserve offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape.
Follow trails that wind through native grasslands, sage-chaparral scrub and creekside habitats. The preserve's blue oak forest, clear creeks and abundant wildlife are protected forever thanks to POST, who acquired the land in 1999.
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 opened to the public in 2004 with the dedication of the Bald Peaks and Longwall Canyon trails.