Open space preserves are open to the public for your enjoyment and we strongly encourage you to come prepared for the outdoors. Always remember to let others know where you’re going and when you’ll return home as cell service can be limited in the preserves. Before hitting the trail, be prepared for all types of weather conditions and carry enough water and snacks for the entire day.
spring busy season Tips
As the weather warms up into spring, our preserves are getting busier. If you want to beat the crowds, try visiting the preserves at these times:
- Rancho Cañada del Oro - Arrive before 10 a.m. or after 3 p.m. on weekends
- Arrive before 9 a.m. or after 3 p.m. on weekends, or try a weekday, any time
- Arrive before 11 a.m. on weekends. Weekends at sunset are busy, so try a weekday for sunset
We strongly encourage groups to carpool to the preserves, as you will have a better chance of finding a parking spot!