Rancho Cañada del Oro

Rancho Cañada del Oro
Open Space Preserve

How to get there

Rancho Cañada del Oro Open Space Preserve

4289 Casa Loma Rd, Morgan Hill, CA 95037

  • From Hwy 101 or Hwy 85  
  • West on Bailey Avenue  
  • Left on McKean Road 
  • Right on Casa Loma Road


The preserve is in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains in South Santa Clara County. A glistening creek runs along the Llagas Meadow and deer, bobcat, mountain lions, and other wildlife roam throughout the preserve. In the spring months, wildflowers adorn the meadow and hillsides. Recreation amenities include parking for cars and horse trailers, accessible restrooms, and picnic tables.

Green hillside with oak trees and hikers on a trail

The preserve has 12 miles of trails, from easy to challenging. The multi-use trails are open to hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians.

The paved, ADA and wheelchair accessible Llagas Creek Loop Trail (0.5 mile) provides a full nature experience for visitors with limited mobility.

Paved, flat trail through a green field with hills and trees in distance

Next time you visit Rancho Cañada del Oro Open Space Preserve, download the OuterSpatial mobile app to engage in all aspects of the preserve with the easy-to-use interface and supportive features.

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bring dogs