Los Altos Rod and Gun Club Range
A Safe Place for the Family to Shoot Since 1953

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Getting to the Range

Getting to the Los Altos Rod and Gun Club Range is usually very easy, even without a hunting dog and a Ouija board. However, please review the below directions and road conditions for closures due to the usual local seasonal hazards (flood, mud, earthquake, and fire).

The Range is located south of the San Francisco Bay and approximately 5 miles west-southwest of Saratoga at 14750 Skyline Boulevard in Los Gatos, CA 95033.

Los Altos Rod and Gun Club on Google Map
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The Range may also be found using the coordinates 37.2391838° N, 122.1088154° W.

Easiest Route

The easiest route for most visitors to reach the Range is usually:

  1. From the Saratoga fire station at the intersection of Saratoga Sunnyvale Road/Saratoga Los Gatos Road and Saratoga Avenue/Big Basin Way, travel 7.3 miles west up Big Basin Way (State Route 9).
  2. Turn left at the Saratoga Gap, at the intersection of Big Basin Way and Skyline Boulevard (State Route 35).
  3. Travel 1.7 miles southeast along Skyline Boulevard (State Route 35) to the Range Entrance.

Los Altos Rod and Gun Club on Google Map
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All Routes

All routes include some mountain driving. Please be courteous to faster drivers behind you by using turnouts to let them pass, and have patience when behind slower drivers.

Via State Route 9 (Big Basin Way)

road sign for California 9
Big Basin Way

The Range may usually be reached easily from Saratoga via scenic Big Basin Way (State Route 9).

Big Basin Way may be reached from the northeast through downtown Saratoga, and from the north via Pierce Road or Stevens Canyon Road (which in some places has only one lane).

From the Saratoga fire station, travel 7.3 miles west up Big Basin Way to Skyline Boulevard (State Route 35).

Especially during winter months, please check for road closures.

From Saratoga Gap

road sign for California 9
Big Basin Way
(30 MPH)
 &  road sign for California 35
Skyline Blvd
(40 MPH)

The Range may be reached from the intersection of scenic Big Basin Way (State Route 9) and Skyline Boulevard (State Route 35) at Saratoga Gap. From the 4-way stop intersection, travel 1.7 miles southeast along Skyline Boulevard.

Via Highway 17

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From Highway 17 (California State Route 17), exit at:

  • West Valley Freeway (State Route 85) to Saratoga Avenue
  • exit 20B for Saratoga Los Gatos Road (State Route 9)
  • Bear Creek Road

From the Bear Creek Road exit, the best route is north on Montevina Road for 0.3 miles to Black Road (which is narrow and in many places has only one lane). Travel west on Black Road for 4.5 miles to Skyline Boulevard and turn right. Travel northwest on Skyline Boulevard for 4.7 miles.

Skyline Boulevard may be reached directly via Bear Creek Road, although Skyline Boulevard has only one lane between Bear Creek Road and Black Road. Travel northwest on Skyline Boulevard for 8.7 miles.

Gist Road also connects Black Road to Skyline Boulevard, but has only one lane and is extremely narrow and has many sharp curves. Travel northwest on Skyline Boulevard for 6.3 miles.

Especially during winter months, please check for road closures.

On State Route 35 (Skyline Boulevard)

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Skyline Blvd

Skyline Boulevard (State Route 35) may be accessed from the northwest via Big Basin Way (State Route 9), Page Mill Road (County Route G3, Oregon Expressway north of El Camino Real), La Honda Road/Woodside Road (State Route 84), and the J. Arthur Younger Freeway (State Route 92).

From the east, Skyline Boulevard may be accessed via Highway 17 and the exits for the West Valley Freeway (State Route 85), Saratoga Los Gatos Road (State Route 9), or Bear Creek Road. The range entrance is 0.9 miles west of the entrance for Castle Rock State Park.

Especially during winter months, please check for road closures.

Range Entrance

When approaching from either direction, watch for the signs for the equestrian crossing (horse with rider) and range entrance 650 feet and 450 feet (respectively) before the entrance to the Range on the left side of the road.

Los Altos Rod and Gun Club road sign
Watch for signs like this one at the Range Entrance on Skyline Boulevard.

Via State Route 84 (Woodside Road/La Honda Road)

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Woodside Road/
La Honda Road

From Woodside Road/La Honda Road (State Route 84), travel 15.4 miles southeast.

Especially during winter months, please check for road closures.

Via State Route 92 (J. Arthur Younger Freeway)

road sign for California 92
J. Arthur Younger Fwy

From the J. Arthur Younger Freeway (State Route 92) at the northwest end of Skyline Boulevard (State Route 35), travel southeast 27.8 miles.

Especially during winter months, please check for road closures.


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