Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

LENGTH: 1.9 mile loop
DIFFICULTY: Moderate
TRAILHEAD: 33.68551, -82.16267
SURFACE: Natural, rugged and rocky in places
FEES: None
PETS PERMITTED: Yes
RESTROOMS: None

On the descent from the trailhead, it’s hard to envision the magic that Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve promises. But as the plunge downhill accelerates, there is a shift in the air. Literally. Cool breezes sweep down the waterways, which merge at a point where the loop begins, which is where 15 rare and several endangered plant species call these cool sheltered spaces home. Access to the trail is possible from Hamilton Branch State Park.