Parks and Trails


El Camino Real to Yuba Drive

Effective October 4, 2017: Stevens Creek Emergency Repairs (Trail Impacts)


Over the next 50 days the Hotel Bypass Trail will be closed. Trail users will be routed along Yuba Drive and El Camino Real.  Contractors with the District will work from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, to complete the repairs.


The Santa Clara Valley Water District emergency erosion repair will shore up a bank weakened by January and February storms. In August, the bank endured soil loss that created a gap in the Stevens Creek Trail already closed due to erosion caused by this year's winter storms. Further study revealed that erosion continues to grow in width and length and is now about five- to six-feet away from the hotel bypass trail and Redwood trees.

Permanent repairs to the creek bank and Stevens Creek Trail will start summer 2018.



Parks Division

231 North Whisman Road
Mountain View, CA 94043
(650) 903-6326

The Parks Division is responsible for the protection and maintenance of 37 urban parks and 5.0 miles of bicycle and pedestrian trails along Stevens Creek, Permanente Creek and the Hetch-Hetchy Right-of-Way. The Division is also responsible for other regional open space throughout the City.

Parks & Trail Visitor Information

Parks and trails are open from 6:00 a.m. to one-half hour after sunset.

  • Motor vehicles are allowed in designated parking lots and roadways only.
  • Dogs must be on leash at all times.
  • Animal handlers are required to clean up after their pet.
  • Groups of 50 or more people wishing to use any City park (with the exception of BBQ reservations) need to apply for a General Use Notification. Applications must be submitted at least two weeks prior to your event date, and require a five business day approval process. For more information on obtaining a General Use Notification please call (650) 903-6407 or email  

Prohibited Activities:

  • Harming or disturbing wildlife and plants; and feeding animals
  • Assembly of structures, commercial vending or posting of signs 
  • No camping
  • No fires 
  • No powered airplanes
  • No golfing
  • No weapons 
  • No alcohol, air jumpers/bounce house, or portable BBQ's allowed without a permit and under conditions set forth by the City. For more information on obtaining a permit, please call (650) 903-6407 or email

Special Provisions for Trails

  • Trail users are permitted on developed trails only.
  • Trail users must limit speed to trail conditions and pass with caution.
  • Trails and underpasses may be closed due to seasonal flooding.
  • Skateboarding is prohibited.

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Our mature trees were stressed by five years of drought. You can help them out by watering them with a soaker hose once a month through the hot summer.

Your trees will love you for it.