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Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve

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Address: East end of Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto, CA 94306
Phone Number: 209-242-6947
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A very peaceful place to spend some time

There are so many peaceful paths to follow around the badlands between East Palo Alto and Mountain View. I seem never to to tire of walking the paths and visiting with others... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Iamalwayslost
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Palo Alto, California
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Palo Alto, California
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181 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are so many peaceful paths to follow around the badlands between East Palo Alto and Mountain View. I seem never to to tire of walking the paths and visiting with others. The views are magnificent and always changing with the seasons and tides. I must agree with one reviewer about the art. The City of Palo Alto Art Commission... More 

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1 Thank Iamalwayslost
Los Altos, California, United States
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413 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to go on a long walk, run, or bike with beautiful views of the bay and constant changing birds and plants, Baylands is a great place to visit. Located right off of 101, it's a nice change of pace from the hectic silicon valley and 101 south bay corridor. Recommended for people of all ages and physical... More 

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1 Thank Rhett L
Orange County, CA
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35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed my 6-7 mile run on the Baylands trail while spending a few days in Palo Alto. It was scenic & safe. If I had more time, I would have kept going.

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Thank Runner62_11
San Francisco
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

I like to take my dogs for a walk at the Baylands while my car is being serviced at Anderson Honda. The auto shop calls me when my car is finished and I walk on back.

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Thank Agapanthos
Palo Alto, California
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58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Baylands could have been a great attraction, but Palo Alto did it on the cheap. Just as they let the old port of Palo Alto silt up and covered the old "city dump" with an unattractive landfill and nondecript "art," they have allowed the salt-water marsh and the small nature museum to deteriorate. The saving grace may be that as... More 

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1 Thank LouiePaloAlto
Falmouth
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204 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

If you're a walker and/or a birdwatcher you should give the Baylands a go. There are plenty of pathways and good views.

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1 Thank Charles S
CA
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60 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great place to walk and hike with beautiful views of the bay. Lots of birds to see as well. Very easy to find and park.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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550 reviews
365 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This beautiful Nature reserve gives you the opportunity to experience the wilderness closest to Palo Alto . The golden rolling grass fields , the lake and the trails provides the chance to be in the midst of nature while still being in city of the Silicon Valley . Good place for families with kids - there are water birds ,... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Good interpre3tive center, and the walks that jut out to the baylands allows you to view the fauna and fowl, and natural plants like saw grass, etc.

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Redwood City, California
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27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

In silicon valley it is rare to find an estuary just off the freeway with the diversity of birdlife you will find here. Bike, Hike or run this scenic area, and don't miss the visitor center. It is adjacent to what was once the Palo Alto Dump.

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