Glenwood Open Space Preserve is open

In 1993, a concerned group of citizens formed the Friends of Glenwood and worked to overturn other plans to develop what is now the 166-acre Glenwood Open Space Preserve consisting of grasslands, riparian forests and wetlands. Thanks to their efforts, this last remaining undeveloped land in Scotts Valley continues to be forests, meadows, riparian areas and wetlands. It is located at 300-414 Glenwood Drive in Scotts Valley.

The beautiful Glenwood Open Space Preserve consists of two properties on different sides of Glenwood Valley. West Glenwood is open to hikers, dog-walkers and cyclists. East Glenwood is open to hikers and equestrians.

The property consists of grasslands, riparian forests and wetlands, and is home to several rare species such as the Ohlone Tiger Beetle, Opler’s longhorn moth and the Scotts Valley Spineflower. Click here to view an introductory presentation about the Glenwood Open Space Preserve.

Take a moment to listsen to wild turkey calls and coyotes’ howls sound from the meadows.

What you need to know:

  • Directions to Glenwood Open Space Preserve at 300-414 Glenwood Drive in Scotts Valley.
  • Parking for Glenwood Open Space Preserve is on the 300 block of Glenwood Drive in Scotts Valley. Park in the lot and walk to the trailhead. The trailhead for West Glenwood is located just past the high school by K Street.
  • Download the Trail Map on your mobile phone. The app includes interactive trail maps, information about wildlife, and information about which trails are suitable for hikers, bikers, equestrians and furry friends. There’s also a social feature where app users can leave messages and post pictures from their adventures out on the trail.
  • Glenwood Open Space Preserve news updates.
  • Have a question about Glenwood Open Space Preserve? Call the Land Trust of Santa Cruz County at (831) 429-6116.

See you on the trails.

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