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Gems in Palo Alto - 2

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gem Favorite Sunset view from Vista Hill

Vista Hill

(1) Los Alt…, CA
gem Favorite The very top! You can see all the way from San Francisco to San Jose.

View of San Francisco Bay

(1) Ladera, CA

Recommended Routes in Palo Alto - 5

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Favorite The Anniversary Trail makes its way up Windy Hill.
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Hamms Gulch-Spring Ridge Trail Loop

7.7 mi 12.3 km 1,440' Up 438.85 m Up 1,439' Down 438.59 m Down

Portola…, CA
Favorite Open meadow at the top of the first climb.
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Los Trancos Loop

7.2 mi 11.5 km 1,545' Up 470.96 m Up 1,541' Down 469.74 m Down

Ladera, CA
Favorite Red-tailed hawk
Intermediate Intermediate

Arastradero Preserve Loop

5.3 mi 8.6 km 626' Up 190.85 m Up 618' Down 188.28 m Down

Ladera, CA
Favorite A bench rests under a shade tree as the trail can be seen in the background. This is a good place to rest before continuing on your way.
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate

Arastradero Short Loop

3.4 mi 5.5 km 421' Up 128.26 m Up 417' Down 127.03 m Down

Ladera, CA
Favorite The trail descends into the preserve, but there are a couple of great views before it re-enters the woods.
Intermediate Intermediate

Clouds Rest - Meadow Trail Loop

2.5 mi 4.0 km 520' Up 158.64 m Up 518' Down 157.84 m Down

La Honda, CA

Palo Alto Running

  • 64 Miles 103 Kilometers of Trail
  • 5 Recommended Routes
  • 2 Gems Gems
  • 28 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 30 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 2 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Palo Alto - 55

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8.2 mi 13.1 km #1Los Trancos Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Ladera, CA
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Ladera, CA
2.3 mi 3.7 km #2Razorback Ridge Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Portola Valley, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
Portola Valley, CA
0.6 mi 1.0 km #3Anniversary Trail
Easy Easy
Portola Valley, CA
Easy Easy
Portola Valley, CA
1.5 mi 2.4 km #4Arastradero Creek Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Los Altos Hills, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
Los Altos Hills, CA
2.7 mi 4.4 km #5Hamms Gulch Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Portola Valley, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
Portola Valley, CA
5.5 mi 8.8 km #6Adobe Creek Loop
Easy Easy
Palo Alto, CA
Easy Easy
Palo Alto, CA
1.5 mi 2.3 km #7Franciscan Loop Trail
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Los Altos Hills, CA
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Los Altos Hills, CA
3.2 mi 5.1 km #8Bay Area Ridge Trail: Windy Hill Open Space Preserve
Intermediate Intermediate
Portola Valley, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
Portola Valley, CA
0.1 mi 0.2 km #9Vista Point Trail
Easy Easy
Ladera, CA
Easy Easy
Ladera, CA
0.6 mi 0.9 km #10San Andreas Fault Trail
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Los Altos Hills, CA
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Los Altos Hills, CA

Photos of Palo Alto - 334

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Stanford Dish from Redtail Loop Trail
Apr 22, 2015 near Ladera, CA
Red-tailed hawk
Apr 22, 2015 near Ladera, CA
View from Redtail Loop Trail
Apr 22, 2015 near Ladera, CA
On course
Oct 12, 2015 near Woodside, CA
Open meadow at the top of the first climb.
Dec 29, 2020 near Ladera, CA
Sunset view from Vista Hill
Dec 29, 2020 near Los Alt…, CA
Bear Gulch Trail in early May
May 7, 2021 near Woodside, CA
Boronda Lake.
Sep 6, 2021 near Los Alt…, CA