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99 mi 159 km of trail 9 Recommended Routes

Easy Trails 31 Trails Intermediate Trails 32 Trails Hard Trails 2 Trails
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Recommended Routes in Palo Alto - 5

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Favorite The Anniversary Trail makes its way up Windy Hill.
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 Coming out of the trees at The Meadows
Intermediate

Wunderlich Loop

10.3 mi 16.5 km 1,875' Up 571.49 m Up 1,874' Down 571.1 m Down

Woodside, CA
Favorite Red-tailed hawk
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 The Stanford Dish and moon at sunset.
Easy/Intermediate

Stanford Dish: Ranch Road via Piers Gate

2.3 mi 3.7 km 295' Up 89.99 m Up 295' Down 89.92 m Down

Ladera, CA
Favorite Old stone barn
Intermediate

Alambique Loop Trail

1.8 mi 2.9 km 343' Up 104.68 m Up 341' Down 104.07 m Down

Woodside, CA

Trails in Palo Alto - 56

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2.1 mi 3.4 km #1Dean Trail
Intermediate
Emerald Lake Hills, CA
Intermediate
Emerald Lake Hills, CA
2.3 mi 3.7 km #2Razorback Ridge Trail
Intermediate
Portola Valley, CA
Intermediate
Portola Valley, CA
3.6 mi 5.8 km #3Stanford Dish Loop
Intermediate
Stanford, CA
Intermediate
Stanford, CA 15 
0.6 mi 1.0 km #4Anniversary Trail
Easy
Portola Valley, CA
Easy
Portola Valley, CA
3.8 mi 6.1 km #5Crystal Springs Trail
Intermediate
Emerald Lake Hills, CA
Intermediate
Emerald Lake Hills, CA
1.5 mi 2.4 km #6Chinquapin Trail
Intermediate
Woodside, CA
Intermediate
Woodside, CA
2.7 mi 4.4 km #7Hamms Gulch Trail
Intermediate
Portola Valley, CA
Intermediate
Portola Valley, CA
2.4 mi 3.8 km #8Bear Gulch Trail
Intermediate
Woodside, CA
Intermediate
Woodside, CA
4.8 mi 7.7 km #9Alambique Trail
Intermediate
Woodside, CA
Intermediate
Woodside, CA
1.5 mi 2.3 km #10Franciscan Loop Trail
Easy
Los Altos Hills, CA
Easy
Los Altos Hills, CA
0.1 mi 0.2 km #11Vista Point Trail
Easy
Ladera, CA
Easy
Ladera, CA
0.8 mi 1.3 km #12Schilling Lake Trail
Intermediate
Portola Valley, CA
Intermediate
Portola Valley, CA
2.7 mi 4.4 km #13Skyline Trail
Intermediate
Portola Valley, CA
Intermediate
Portola Valley, CA
1.7 mi 2.8 km #14Revised Long Bunny Loop
Intermediate
Los Altos Hills, CA
Intermediate
Los Altos Hills, CA
1.6 mi 2.6 km #15Meadow Trail
Intermediate
Woodside, CA
Intermediate
Woodside, CA
0.5 mi 0.8 km #16Oak Trail
Easy
Portola Valley, CA
Easy
Portola Valley, CA
0.7 mi 1.1 km #17Bridle Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Portola Valley, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Portola Valley, CA
1.5 mi 2.4 km #18Arastradero Creek Trail
Intermediate
Los Altos Hills, CA
Intermediate
Los Altos Hills, CA
2.7 mi 4.3 km #19Spring Ridge Trail
Difficult
Portola Valley, CA
Difficult
Portola Valley, CA
6.4 mi 10.3 km #20Skyline Trail
Intermediate
Woodside, CA
Intermediate
Woodside, CA

Photos of Palo Alto - 311

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View from Redtail Loop Trail
Apr 22, 2015 near Ladera, CA
Red-tailed hawk
Apr 22, 2015 near Ladera, CA
Stanford Dish from Redtail Loop Trail
Apr 22, 2015 near Ladera, CA
Arastradero coyote
Apr 22, 2015 near Ladera, CA
Huddart Park Crystal Springs Trail resplendent with redwoods.
Oct 26, 2015 near Emerald…, CA
The trail is easy to walk, not always that wide but fairly flat. Fall is a nice time of the year for kids.
Nov 15, 2019 near Portola…, CA
Beginning of the trail, dense forest typical for the area.
Nov 15, 2019 near Portola…, CA
Schilling Lake is down below, behind the trees, end of the hike.
Nov 15, 2019 near Portola…, CA