Dog-Friendly Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve

Sierra Azul Open Space

Alma Bridge Rd.
Los Gatos, California 95032
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Local Phone: (650) 691-1200

Midpeninsula Regional Open Space logo Overlooking the town of Los Gatos and the south bay, Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve is the District's largest preserve, encompassing over 18,000 acres of mostly rugged and steep terrain.

The 2,920-acre area includes 15 miles of trails, providing hikers, bicyclists, and equestrians with some excellent, strenuous loop trails.

Leashed dogs are allowed only on the trails in the Kennedy-Limekiln Area, accessible from Kennedy Road in Los Gatos, and from Highway 17, adjacent to Lexington Reservoir County Park and St. Joseph's Hill Open Space Preserve. The loop covers over 14 miles, and includes nearly 2,000 feet in elevation gain.

• Length: 14.1 mile loop
• Difficulty: Hard
• Open to: Hikers, ADA, dogs on leash, equestrians, bicyclists
• Please remember to Leave Only Paw Prints™

For directions, click on Visit Website on the top of the page or use the DogTrekker mobile app.

If you could afford to live like a high-tech millionaire, you'd have lots of company in Los Gatos. It's a nice place to visit regardless, and 270-acre St. Joseph's Hill Open Space Preserve above the attractive town center is a destination well worth the huffer-puffer hike from Novitiate Park at the end of Jones Road. more »
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