Explore the most popular trails in Hollister Hills State Vehicular Recreation Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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.

off trail
private property
washed out
12 days ago

It was a easy hike. Brought my 9 year old. There’s a few small bridges pretty cool. There’s a dead end with private property. Also, the trail has water coming over it in a couple spots. Kinda reminded me of House of Wax when they got dropped off to the town. Over all I’d go back. It’s beautiful and my daughter and I had a nice hike!

no shade
1 month ago

If planning on hiking Hudner pass, I would recommend doing the trail either in the early part of the day or later part. Mid day you will get cooked.

the best !

Completed the Nature Walk located at the back of the park, a great beginners hike. Definitely dress in layers as some areas are bitterly cold in the shade. Dogs on leashes are welcomed. Not stroller friendly.

great trail for beginners like myself. highly recommended!

Fun little hike for the family. There are more marked trails here at mudstone ranch that I have not found on AllTrails. Great for hiking or mountain biking.

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Best SVRA to off-road 4x4, dirt bike, ATV, hike, mountain bike, or ride horses!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Perfect and pro trail

off road driving
Wednesday, November 04, 2015

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

off road driving
Friday, March 13, 2015

Ride our quads there a nice place to ride up on mountain, be careful some people like to change the green diamonds for black or vise vs. custom mufflers will get you sighted.

off road driving
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Used to trail run along the trails in the nature area way in the back of the park. Beautiful area. I stopped hiking/running here when I came face to face with a full size mountain lion out there. I'll be back, but scared the crap out of me.

off road driving
10 months ago

Sunday, December 10, 2017

off road driving
Saturday, September 30, 2017

off road driving
Monday, February 22, 2016

on Hudner Pass Trail

off road driving
Wednesday, December 23, 2015

off road driving
Sunday, November 15, 2015