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Address: 1530 Arastradero Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94304-1309
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We love hiking here. The preserve has a series of trails which are a combination of open space, as well as some shady areas. Nothing to steep or difficult. Good for those wanting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Roohi R
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love hiking here. The preserve has a series of trails which are a combination of open space, as well as some shady areas. Nothing to steep or difficult. Good for those wanting a light challenging hike. Come early for parking.

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Vail, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Arastradero is a really nice place to go hiking (or biking) with a lot of different options for length and difficulty. There was so many different trails, its like a pick your own adventure. Dog-friendly as well which is really nice. It's popular with bikers so keep an eye out. Great views at the peaks of most trails.

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Thank lcoconut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

One of my favorite runs on the peninsula - dirt trails, both forested and open space, rolling terrain with some steeper options. I regularly take my dog and he loves it. I occasionally see coyotes, deer, horses, and sometimes wild turkeys. The parking lot has water and bathrooms. Convenient. Limited parking in the lot between 8:30 and 10:30 am on... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Loved the fact that you can enter from close to the Alpine Village and quickly find yourself in a lovely forested area and come out to and expansive meadow. Great 6 miles loop to a large pond and back. And the trails have just the right amount of sand and dirt so it's not hazardous. And the views and immersion... More 

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The Woodlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

So worth the short drive out here for wide open spaces and beautiful views! There was a nice unmanned center with information and excellent bathroom facilities at the parking area. Be sure to grab a map because there are so many different trails! They had a nice recommendation for one of the more longer hikes that had a nice variety... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I was visiting Staford with my daughter and found myself with a few hours on my own, so decided to get some fresh air and exercise. The preserve is very easy to find, about 15 minute's drive from the university. The parking lot was full but somebody pulled out just as I arrived. There is a small visitor center with... More 

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Cuttingsville, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We never miss up a chance to hike through this lovely spot. Every year when we visit our daughter and her family we come up here at least once to enjoy the trails and views. The scenery couldn't be more different than our native Vermont and just as lovely. It's only a few minutes west of downtown Palo Alto but... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Plenty of parking, clean bathrooms (no porta potties here; real toilets/real sinks), several trails. The only downside is no shade in the summer. My hiking group hikes at a variety of parks, so we save Arastradero for cooler days. The hills are gentle and wide compared to many areas so it's great for beginning hikers or those rehabbing from injuries.... More 

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Palo Alto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The best part of this preserve is that it exists! It is a great gift to the Bay Area that there are still natural places like this that aren't covered in tract home McMansions or research parks. Take water and sunscreen - there's not a lot of shade on these pretty hikes.

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Thank Katie B
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

This is a user-friendly outdoor space; great for a gentle mountain bike ride or a sunny hike. There is a small interpretive center and the trails are reasonably well marked, though it is easy to get turned around.

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