Arrowhead Trail Receives Certification as Interpretive Site for Juan Bautista de Anza Trail


The Arrowhead Trail at Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve has been certified by the National Park Service as an official interpretive site of the historic Juan Bautista de Anza Trail. Matt Freeman, Open Space Authority Assistant General Manager, stated, “This certification recognizes the rich historical significance of the Coyote Valley and reflects the Valley Greenprint objective of connecting miles of trails throughout the Bay Area.”

Juan Bautista de Anza and his expedition were the first non-native settlers to come to the Bay Area and to what is now called Coyote Valley. The de Anza expedition marks a significant historical part of the valley’s past and the Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve is well-positioned to serve as an important interpretive site to tell the story of the expedition and how it changed the culture and landscape of the Valley.

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August 18, 2015