Hollister Hills offers recreation for motorcyclists, 4-wheelers, picnickers, and campers in the Gabilan Mountains just an hour's drive from San Jose. Park elevations range from 660 feet to 2,425 feet. The Upper Ranch This 800-acre area, which has about 24 miles of trails, is used for 4-wheel drive recreation and for 4-wheel drive and motorcycle special events; a fenced motocross track is also located here. Four-wheel drive operators should call before coming, especially on weekends, to make sure that the area isn't reserved for a special event. To use the area for the day, register first at the park office. If your vehicle gets stuck or breaks down, you are responsible for removing it. The Upper Ranch may be accessed for day-use from 8am to sunset. Vehicle operation is allowed only between sunrise and sunset. The Lower Ranch This 3,300-acre area, set aside for motorcycle and ATV use only, has about 128 miles of trails and several hill climbs. There are also two picnic areas, a practice Motocross Track, an ATV Track for three and four wheeled vehicles, a TT track, a mini-bike trail, and a mini-track. Riding is allowed from sunrise to sunset. Summer temperatures are typically in the low to mid 90s, and winter temperatures in the low 60s - upper 70s. The park is open from dawn until dusk, 7 days a week. Four-wheel drive and dune buggy visitors should call ahead as this area can be closed for special events.
AMAZING PLACE!!! absolutely loved my day trip there. drove the samurai 3 hours up there, wheeled hard all day and drove 3 hours back. it truly has something for everyone. we played around in the obstacle course, jungle trail, bonanza trail, mccray, and crack line trail. i included a video from my youtube channel
HOT HOT HOT! It is very sunny out there. Bring sun block! We drove around on a few of the blue "more difficult" trails. Our friend was not very comfortable on the inclines and nearly drove his truck off the side of a hill, but all was fine in the end. At the end of the day we drove up to Hector Heights, which has an amazing view. There was only one other truck up there. We sat in the shade of our vehicles and had a late lunch. We were all worn out at the end of the day. I would definitely go back.