Palo Alto

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83 mi 134 km

Hikes

73 mi 117 km

Trails

288

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Easy Trails
37 Trails
Intermediate Trails
14 Trails
Hard Trails
2 Trails

Food & Drink

After the Hike: 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 Incredible atmosphere, delicious food. The panacota is to die for.
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.
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.
The Counter Palo Alto try the sweet potato fries! it's sooo tasty!
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.
Douce France Wifi password: doucefrance
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Trails in Palo Alto - 44

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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
Unknown
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4.8 mi 7.7 km
#2 Alambique Trail
Woodside, CA
4.8 mi 7.7 km Woodside, CA
Bad / Closed
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Alambique trail closed between Bear Gulch and Skyline trails making the loop impossible. Each half of the loop can be done using different entrances
7 days ago
2.4 mi 3.8 km
#3 Bear Gulch Trail
Woodside, CA
2.4 mi 3.8 km Woodside, CA
All Clear
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7 days ago
0.1 mi 0.2 km
#4 Vista Point Trail
Ladera, CA
0.1 mi 0.2 km Ladera, CA
Unknown
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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
All Clear
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7 days ago
Emerald Lake Hills, CA
3.8 mi 6.1 km Emerald Lake Hills, CA
All Clear
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The hidden jam of Woodside trails.
17 days ago
1.5 mi 2.4 km
#7 Chinquapin Trail
Woodside, CA
1.5 mi 2.4 km Woodside, CA
Unknown
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Portola Valley, CA
2.3 mi 3.7 km Portola Valley, CA
Unknown
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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
All Clear
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The hidden jam of Woodside trails.
17 days ago
Stanford, CA
3.6 mi 5.8 km Stanford, CA
All Clear
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74 days ago
2.7 mi 4.4 km
#11 Hamms Gulch Trail
Portola Valley, CA
2.7 mi 4.4 km Portola Valley, CA
Minor Issues
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Mostly Dry, Some Mud - Some erosion but easy to navigate around.
44 days ago
2.9 mi 4.7 km
#12 Page Mill Trail
Los Altos Hills, CA
2.9 mi 4.7 km Los Altos Hills, CA
Unknown
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Los Altos Hills, CA
1.5 mi 2.4 km Los Altos Hills, CA
All Clear
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Dry
3 days ago
2.1 mi 3.4 km
#14 Meadowlark Trail
Ladera, CA
2.1 mi 3.4 km Ladera, CA
All Clear
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Dry
3 days ago
0.5 mi 0.8 km
#15 Woodrat Trail
Ladera, CA
0.5 mi 0.8 km Ladera, CA
All Clear
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Dry
3 days ago
Portola Valley, CA
2.7 mi 4.3 km Portola Valley, CA
Minor Issues
Update
Mostly Dry, Some Mud - Some erosion but easy to navigate around.
44 days ago
0.3 mi 0.5 km
#17 Acorn Trail
Ladera, CA
0.3 mi 0.5 km Ladera, CA
Unknown
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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
Unknown
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Los Altos Hills, CA
1.3 mi 2.2 km Los Altos Hills, CA
All Clear
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Dry
3 days ago
Los Altos Hills, CA
0.8 mi 1.2 km Los Altos Hills, CA
Unknown
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