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McClellan Ranch Preserve

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A protected area of importance for wildlife, flora, and fauna, preserved and managed for conservation and to provide special opportunities for education, study, research, and the enjoyment of nature.

The Environmental Education Center and Blacksmith Shop at McClellan Ranch Preserve are closed until further notice. For more information on the City’s COVID-19 response, visit

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Preserve Hours:

The Preserve is open everyday from Dawn until Dusk (Sunrise to Sunset).

This 18-acre natural preserve was a horse ranch in the 1930's and 40's. The site houses an Environmental Education Center (Open Saturdays & Sundays from 11am- 3pm) where visitors can learn more about the animals housed there as well as nature information related to the Preserve.  Additional buildings include the original ranch house (home to  the Santa Clara County Audubon Society), milk barn, livestock barn, a replica of Baer's Blacksmith Shop (originally located at De Anza and Stevens Creek Boulevards), and the old water tower from Parish Ranch (now Memorial Park).


Stevens Creek Trail Map

McClellan Ranch Nature Museum and Blacksmith Shop: Free Drop-in Hours

Saturdays & Sundays 11:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m 

Stop by the Environmental Education Center Nature Museum at McClellan Ranch Preserve for an up close experience with the resident animals and nature exhibits. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to introduce you to the animals and learn more about them.

Interior  Interior

 Nature Classes and Activities

Visit for information on current and upcoming activities and classes and to register for these programs.

 Things you can do in the Preserve

  • hike on your own or with family and friends
  • see more than 100 species of birds
  • participate in an after-school nature program 
  • go on a naturalist-led hike
  • meet the animals at the Environmental Education Center (EEC)
  • volunteer to help with a habitat restoration project
  • learn about the area’s history
  • catch a glimpse of a deer, coyote, bobcat, or..?     
  • follow the paved Stevens Creek Trail to Blackberry Farm and the Stocklmeir Orchard
  • enjoy the sights and sounds of nature along Stevens Creek

To contact us:


Phone:  (408) 777-3149