Harwood Farms – Suburban Ranch Near Belwood
Harwood Farms horse boarding is right in Los Gatos and conveniently close to trails – and home!
It would be easy to miss this cool horse ranch unless you were walking past it while trekking up the hill to the Ridge Trail entrance. This beautiful setting is surrounded by luxury homes on Alerche, Harwood Court, Harwood Lane, and Crider Court.
It’s almost out of place as a bit of rural California in an otherwise residential neighborhood. One hint that it’s a head is the “horse” sign on Harwood near Bacigalupi. Another is the large parcels with split rail fences in front, suggesting the presence of horses not so long ago. In fact, there were some horses downhill of Harwood Farms when we moved into the neighborhood in 1999.
While south county has many equestrian centers, Harwood Farms horse boarding is one of just a few in east Los Gatos. If you’ve never seen it, it’s worth checking out!
Where is the Harwood Farms horse boarding?
Harwood Farms horse boarding is located at the corner of Harwood Road and Alerche Road in Los Gatos. (Alerche is a loop road, and this stable is at the upper one, further from Blossom Hill Road.)
This location is excellent for accessing the trails fanning out of Belgatos Park, which in turn lead to a network of equestrian-friendly trails: Heintz, Shannon Valley open space, and Santa Rosa open space.