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Hollister Hills SVRA

Check-in at the Park's main entrance kiosk required.
While planning to visit this area, please keep in mind, as the Park continues through fire season, along with your 4x4 safety equipment, remember to have a fire extinguisher on board. Thank you! [Posted 7/20/16]

2016 Creatures of the Night
Join us for our annual Creatures of the Night event on October 29 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Hollister Hills SVRA (Radio Ridge). The program will explore the wonders of nocturnal animals that call the park home while incorporating a touch of Halloween fun. The normal park entrance of $5 per car will apply however the program is free to the public. If interested in attending please contact Michelle Armijo at or call 831-638-3207 to RSVP. Please bring a flash light and layered clothing. [10/12/16]

 For more information, download the event flyer

Welcome to Hollister Hills State Vehicular Recreation Area!

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 8 a.m. 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.

The Upper Ranch has two campgrounds, Sycamore and the Obstacle Course Camp. Each campground accommodates about 60 people. The Lower Ranch has five campgrounds. All camp sites have restroom facilities. Walnut Camp in the Lower Ranch and Sycamore Camp in the Upper Ranch have showers. Camping at Hollister Hills requires no reservations and all sites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The camping fee is $10 per night. Check-in at the Ranger Station for available camp sites and to pay your fees. No hookups are available in the campgrounds.

Accessibility: Campers with disabilities should contact the park office to inquire about current site availability and accessible park features to determine if they meet their specific needs.

Fire/Firewood Restrictions:  Fires are allowed in fire rings only. You may purchase firewood at the Park store or bring your own wood. Collection of downed wood for firewood is prohibited.

District Superintendent Orders

The following District Superintendent Orders have been implemented and are effective immediately:

       Hours of Vehicle Operation. [Download Superintendent Order]

       Vintage Track, Main Road Motocross Track, and TT Track are restricted to motorcycle use only. [Download Superintendent Order]

       Curfew for Juveniles. [Download Superintendent Order]

       Hudner Ranch Fire Restrictions. [Download Superintendent Order]