Hikes in Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve
1 Jan 2012
Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve in Los Gatos, CA has long and fairly challenging hikes, mostly in the open. Trails are rugged and dry. Most trails are fire roads with occasionally with steep climbs, quite popular among bikers.

Best Months to Visit: Winters and spring are best since most trails are in the open. Limekiln Trail is shaded between Alma Ridge Road and the intersection with Priest Rock Trail. In spring, wild flowers adorn the trail, especially the two miles along Woods Trail near the trail head at Hicks Road.

Hikes from Lexington Reservoir (West Entrance)
7.6 miles
2000 ft
Priest Rock Trail
Short hike over rugged terrain in Sierra Azul.

5.0 miles
1100 ft
Priest Rock and Limekiln Trails - Route I
Rugged terrain and panoramic views abound in this hike.

7.8 miles
2000 ft
Priest Rock and Limekiln Trails - Route II
Rugged terrain and panoramic views abound in this hike.

10.7 miles
2300 ft
Priest Rock and Limekiln Trails - Route III
Rugged terrain and panoramic views abound in this hike.

Hikes from Kennedy Road (North Entrance)
7.6 miles
1800 ft
Kennedy Trail I
Short hike over rugged terrain in Sierra Azul.

10.4 miles
2200 ft
Kennedy Trail II
Short hike over rugged terrain in Sierra Azul.

13.3 miles
3300 ft
Kennedy - Limekiln - Priest Rock - I
Short hike over rugged terrain in Sierra Azul.

18.3 miles
4400 ft
Kennedy - Limekiln - Priest Rock - II
Short hike over rugged terrain in Sierra Azul.

Hikes from Hicks Road (East Entrance)
5.6 miles
650 ft
Woods Trail - I
Short hike over rugged terrain in Sierra Azul.

12.8 miles
2000 ft
Woods Trail - II
Short hike over rugged terrain in Sierra Azul.

18.5 miles
3500 ft
Woods - Limekiln - Priest Rock - I
Long hike over rugged terrain in Sierra Azul.

23.5 miles
4400 ft
Woods - Limekiln - Priest Rock - II
Long hike over rugged terrain in Sierra Azul.

Point to Point Hikes
7.6 miles
1700 ft
Kennedy Road to Lexington Reservoir - I
Long hike over rugged terrain in Sierra Azul.

7.8 miles
1700 ft
Kennedy Road to Lexington Reservoir - II
Long hike over rugged terrain in Sierra Azul.

10.5 miles
2300 ft
Kennedy Road to Lexington Reservoir - III
Long hike over rugged terrain in Sierra Azul.

10.7 miles
2300 ft
Kennedy Road to Lexington Reservoir - IV
Long hike over rugged terrain in Sierra Azul.

11.6 miles
2000 ft
Hicks Road to Kennedy Road - I
Long hike over rugged terrain in Sierra Azul.

14.5 miles
3000 ft
Hicks Road to Kennedy Road - II
Long hike over rugged terrain in Sierra Azul.

12.6 miles
1700 ft
Lexington Reservoir to Hicks Road - I
Long hike over rugged terrain in Sierra Azul.

11.8 miles
1600 ft
Lexington Reservoir to Hicks Road - II
Long hike over rugged terrain in Sierra Azul.

11.7 miles
1800 ft
Lexington Reservoir to Hicks Road - III
Long hike over rugged terrain in Sierra Azul.

11.9 miles
1800 ft
Lexington Reservoir to Hicks Road - IV
Long hike over rugged terrain in Sierra Azul.

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