El Toro Trail

Project Goals & Objectives
Proposed El Toro Trail - OSA Trail (Blue) / City Trail (Orange) Provide a non-paved public trail, meeting City Trail Study guidelines, to the top of El Toro Mountain. 

The city has held and will continue to hold community meetings to obtain feedback and to address concerns regarding safety, parking, litter, privacy, fire and wildlife impacts.
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The OSA has acquired lands to the south of El Toro Mountain and intends to provide a trail on that property. The city owns the east face of El Toro and a trail could be built to the summit. However, the city and the OSA agree that a better option would be to construct a trail (Orange) on the back side of El Toro. This would require the purchase of private property from willing sellers.
The city and OSA will partner to create the trail network with the OSA leading the property acquisition effort and the city providing necessary CEQA clearance and construction materials. Both agencies will assist with design and construction. The city could potentially contribute to the property rights acquisition.

An "Access Strategy" was developed and approved by City Council In February 2015 in order to determine the proposed trail access points. The preferred access point was determined to be at DeWitt/Spring intersection.
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oming Meetings
The City of Morgan Hill in coordination with the Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority (OSA) will be conducting a series of meetings to further discuss opportunities to provide public access to El Toro trails. At these meetings the following key points will be discussed.
- Update on implementation of the development of a southern trailhead/access point
- Opportunity brought forward by the OSA for land acquisition at the west end of Main Avenue.
- Potential updates to the approved access strategy and trail planning process.
The scheduled meetings include:

Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting- November 15 at 7pm



El Toro Trail Planning Open House – OSA and City Staff
Wednesday, November 30 at 6pm, Morgan Hill City Council Chambers

Morgan Hill City Council Meeting
Wednesday, December 7 at 7pm, Morgan Hill City Council Chambers

The Commission and Council meetings will be regular meetings where the item is discussed. Opportunity for public comment is provided at these meetings. The informal Open House by City and OSA will provide for individual discussions with staff and Q&A. All meetings will occur at the Morgan Hill City Council Chamber, 17555 Peak Avenue in Morgan Hill. Additional information on El Toro

Past Meeting Information

Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting- November 15, 2016
City Council Meeting - February 4, 2015
Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting - September 4, 2014


Neighborhood Meetings


Workshops & Update Meetings


Trail Studies & Other Resources


Contact Information


For additional Information please email Chris Ghione at (408) 782-9154 or chris.ghione@morganhill.ca.gov.