Palo Alto

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78 mi 126 km

Runs

73 mi 117 km

Trails

288

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Easy Trails
37 Trails
Intermediate Trails
13 Trails
Hard Trails
2 Trails

Food and Drink

After the Run: Local Favorites

Konditorei Cafe The best coffee shop in this part of the world. Coffee, pastries, clientele and seating under the sun are great, what can one ask from a honest cup of coffee.
Amigos Grill The margaritas are incredible! If you want it a little less sweet order the skinny margarita.
Portola Valley Lobster Shack Now serving Chimay Red on tap. Trappist Monks FTW!!!
Country Corner Best hot pastrami on light rye, toasted. I keep coming back just for that.
Dutch Goose Get the Deviled Eggs
Alpine Inn Not into the fancy Palo Alto scene? Head up alpine to the Alpine Inn. Not so great food, a huge back yard, patio, and lots of cyclists. OH. AND A TRON MACHINE.
Thai Cafe best food on campus. delicious and affordable. make sure to try the curry or noodle salads!!
Buck's of Woodside Where all the Venture Capitalists hang out
3062 Woodside Rd, Woodside CA — (650) 851-8010
The Little Store We eat here all the time! Great Napa Cabbage Salad with Chicken and Spatten Beer on tap. Oh hell yeah!
3340 Woodside Rd, Woodside CA — (650) 851-8110
Tootsies Don't forget about saturday brunch here. Excellent coffee and pastries. Small selection of entrees but they're all good.
700 Welch Rd, Palo Alto CA — (650) 566-8445
Vina Enoteca Amazing pasta and cocktails
Mademoiselle Colette The chocolate cake, croissants, savory pastry, cappuccino
The Refuge Good food at steep price, their signature Reuben is, while delicious, $17 for a sandwich and DOES NOT come with fries! An atrocity..
1143 Crane St, Menlo Park CA — (650) 319-8197
Alice's Restaurant For those times you want to feel transported to an alternate reality where everyone drives motorcycles and lives in the middle of an old growth forest.
VMware Café 8147 I love the wraps at the Indian station.
Applewood Pizza You can't tell by the look of the place, but they serve a pretty decent pizza! I recommend the Budapest.
PASTIS Bistro Français OMG. The chicken liver salad is to die for.
Mayfield Bakery & Cafe Sit at the counter. The servers are the best and its the best way to have a couples meal unless you want to be alone.
Zareen's If you want a table for lunch, come early (like 11:40) as they fill up quickly. Also check in with the helpful guy bussing tables, he will hook you up when a party leaves!
Calafia Café & Market A-Go-Go Holy shi* if you can order the salmon burger , do it immediately. I got it as a special but you might be able to swing it.
How to Ride a Bike - One on One Instruction: May 26 - Fremont REI
Join us for a private one-on-one instruction session with an Outdoor School cycling instructor. We will provide customized instruction on beginning bike skills and how to ride a bike. Open to adults or kids aged 5 and up. Details
Introduction to Outdoor Rock Climbing Class - Level 1: May 27 - Women's Only Class: Sanborn County Park, Skyline Blvd. Indian Rock Trailhead Parking
Learn basic Climbing skills and technique including specialized equipment use, proper fit of specialized equipment, site safety, knot tying, belay technique, basic climbing technique. This course is designed for new climbers or gym trained climbers looking to transition to the outdoor experience. Details
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0.6 mi 1.0 km
#1 Anniversary Trail
Portola Valley, CA
0.6 mi 1.0 km Portola Valley, CA
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4.8 mi 7.7 km
#2 Alambique Trail
Woodside, CA
4.8 mi 7.7 km Woodside, CA
Minor Issues
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Muddy - Muddy in spots, but easily passable.
84 days ago
2.4 mi 3.8 km
#3 Bear Gulch Trail
Woodside, CA
2.4 mi 3.8 km Woodside, CA
Minor Issues
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Muddy - Muddy in spots, but easily passable.
84 days ago
0.1 mi 0.2 km
#4 Vista Point Trail
Ladera, CA
0.1 mi 0.2 km Ladera, CA
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2.7 mi 4.4 km
#5 Skyline Trail
Portola Valley, CA
2.7 mi 4.4 km Portola Valley, CA
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Emerald Lake Hills, CA
3.8 mi 6.1 km Emerald Lake Hills, CA
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Some Mud - One leg closed due to slide, but well marked detour. If starting from Raymundo trailhead parking .25mi. back up hill at end of first sid...
56 days ago
1.5 mi 2.4 km
#7 Chinquapin Trail
Woodside, CA
1.5 mi 2.4 km Woodside, CA
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Portola Valley, CA
2.3 mi 3.7 km Portola Valley, CA
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2.1 mi 3.4 km
#9 Dean Trail
Emerald Lake Hills, CA
2.1 mi 3.4 km Emerald Lake Hills, CA
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Stanford, CA
3.6 mi 5.8 km Stanford, CA
All Clear
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16 days ago
2.7 mi 4.4 km
#11 Hamms Gulch Trail
Portola Valley, CA
2.7 mi 4.4 km Portola Valley, CA
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2.9 mi 4.7 km
#12 Page Mill Trail
Los Altos Hills, CA
2.9 mi 4.7 km Los Altos Hills, CA
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Los Altos Hills, CA
1.5 mi 2.4 km Los Altos Hills, CA
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2.1 mi 3.4 km
#14 Meadowlark Trail
Ladera, CA
2.1 mi 3.4 km Ladera, CA
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0.5 mi 0.8 km
#15 Woodrat Trail
Ladera, CA
0.5 mi 0.8 km Ladera, CA
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Portola Valley, CA
2.7 mi 4.3 km Portola Valley, CA
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0.3 mi 0.5 km
#17 Acorn Trail
Ladera, CA
0.3 mi 0.5 km Ladera, CA
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2.8 mi 4.5 km
#18 Lost Trail
Portola Valley, CA
2.8 mi 4.5 km Portola Valley, CA
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Los Altos Hills, CA
1.3 mi 2.2 km Los Altos Hills, CA
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Los Altos Hills, CA
0.8 mi 1.2 km Los Altos Hills, CA
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