Protecting Nesting Golden Eagles

Every year beginning in late winter, Golden Eagle nesting activity is monitored and trails and public areas around the nests are closed. We appreciate your cooperation during the temporary trail closure, as nesting Golden Eagles are extremely sensitive to the presence of people. Eagles who are disturbed are likely to leave the nest. People must stay at least one-half mile from active nests to ensure the best chances of chick survival.

No Trail Closures for Golden Eagles are in Effect at this Time.

Explore the Watershed

Our Trail Map (PDF) and Trail Guides highlight some of the more than 60 miles of trails available at Los Vaqueros. There are trailheads at both entrances, along with trailheads along the main roads and at the Marina. For your safety, there are five remote "call boxes" along the trails. We also recommend checking the Weather Conditions prior to setting out on your hike.

Trail Map (PDF)

Trails Map