1,432-Acre Redwood Park Near San Jose Opens To The Public For The First Time

June 10, 2019

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This past Saturday a 1,432-acre property in the south bay opened to the public for the first time. The Bear Creek Redwoods near Los Gatos is now open to hikers and horseback riders and will eventually be ready for cyclists, as well.

Near the brand new entrance, the park is finally open to the public.

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For 30 years the space was reserved for students from a former Jesuit College who were training to become priests. It features a six-mile trail & is free to access.

Proud to be present at the ribbon cutting of MidPen’s latest Open Space...Bear Creek Redwoods. Great mixture of history and hiking!

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There's also a lake in the preserve that has a quarter-mile trail steeped in California history including rocks using by Ohlone indians and a shrine built by the former Jesuit college.

$5 million has gone into restoring the park and opening its trails & the next phases between 2020 - 2026 will give the space more trails & parking.

We spent the day wondering around some redwoods. We've been kicked out of our apartment in San Francisco to the Ovation team, so Mimi and i have been hanging out down in San Jose this week

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Bear Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve is about 15 miles from Downtown San Jose and is located across Highway 17 from the Lexington Reservoir.