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Monte Bello Open Space Preserve

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Address: Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA
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The Stevens Creek trail is lovely and lush. It's been dry so I haven't seen much water in it. There is a fair amount of climbing up and down on this trail - I wouldn't recommend... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The Stevens Creek trail is lovely and lush. It's been dry so I haven't seen much water in it. There is a fair amount of climbing up and down on this trail - I wouldn't recommend it for youngsters or the elderly. The campsite has (non-potable but clean-looking and -tasting) water from a tap and an outhouse. The sunrises are... More 

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Monte Bello Open Space Preserve is a beautiful place in the mountains. Its also close to San Andreas Earthquake Trail. There are a number of hiking trails. There is a free parking lot to park at while one is hiking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

A gorgeous hike - you can actually see the hills rising above either side of the fault line. Beautiful views. Bring a sweater and water.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

The Monte Bello Open Space Preserve is a "must do" if visitors to Stanford University and the Silicon Valley have an extra few hours. The park is located at the top of Page Mill Road above Palo Alto, California that can be accessed via car from Page Mill Road; or, for the adventurous, up fire roads from Palo Alto. This... More 

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