ElevationAscent: 278' 85 m
Descent: -2' -1 m
High: 465' 142 m
Low: 187' 57 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 13% (7°)
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“A paved path heading up to the Stanford Dish.”— David Hitchcock
Take the opportunity to turn around and take in the view of the surrounding hills and the interstate as it makes its way north. Leveling out, the trail approaches the Stanford Dish and a maintenance building. The Dish is used for research, so you may get lucky and witness them repositioning the Dish as you hike by.
From here, the trail wraps around the Dish and makes a sharp left as it approaches the next cattle guard and the Stanford Dish Loop Trail. Views of the Stanford campus and the South Bay area lay before you, a reward for all the climbing that the trail has done.
Stanford leases the land around the Dish to area farmers, so cattle may be grazing in the area as well, sometimes using the trail to get from one area to another. If you move around them and don't bother them, you'll be fine.
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Land Manager: Stanford University
Dec 12, 2019: Looking back on the renaming process at Stanford