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Ulistac Natural Area, Santa Clara

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Nature / Park · Hidden Gem · Wildlife Area
Ulistac Natural Area is 40 acres of open space in the City of Santa Clara. Surrounded by apartment and office buildings, it is amazing how peaceful Ulistac is! It's a great place to walk, run, and get in touch with nature. Dogs are welcome on a 6ft leash.

Since 2000, volunteers have been working to restore Ulistac from ex-golf course scrub land to a beautiful native California Habitat. In turn this has attracted lots of native wildlife. We still have many more years of work before the project is complete. In the meantime, please come and explore, enjoy what is there, and perhaps lend a hand in returning this to paradise.

Want to Volunteer at Ulistac? Come along to one of our regular work sessions. These are held on the First Saturday and Third Sunday of every month. Work hours are 9am - 12pm. Wear long pants and sturdy shoes. Bring water, any snacks you might want. Sunscreen and a hat are advised.
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  • Ulistac Natural Area was located off Lick Mill Boulevard with street parking available. The entrance was dominated by a large wooden sign and a bit understated. It’s an easy walk from nearby homes.....  more »
  • Ulstac Natural Area is so close to many Silicon Valley Businesses, but so far away We went to a walk in the Ulstac Natural Area in Santa Clara. This is a pretty place to walk. Its pretty level...  more »
  • What a hidden gem. I never knew such a nice area was back there. On a weekday morning street parking was easy. The trail was great for my 14 mo the old to walk and he had so much fun exploring. On leash dogs are allowed so this would be a great place for a family hike.
  • Often overlooked but really well-maintained nature area. Lots of variety throughout the different parts, leaves you totally relaxed an refreshed. Great place for a picnic or dog walk
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