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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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Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Fri 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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good biking on the seafront

an excellent network of trails invite to bike and hike nearly endlessly longside the (stinky) waters. Some birds to spot and many people will keep you company! clean and calm... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Luxembourg
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Palo Alto, California
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17 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited this area often in my life, at first with my children, when we used to feed the ducks( not allowed now)... watch your child... my little guy got so excited he slipped and fell right in... (that was a stinky boy to take home!). Now at an old age I certainly enjoy sitting there and watching all... More 

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Luxembourg
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

an excellent network of trails invite to bike and hike nearly endlessly longside the (stinky) waters. Some birds to spot and many people will keep you company! clean and calm place though...a nature reserve to visit!

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Thank LaMoucheQ
Victoria, Canada
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25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I absolutely love coming here. We recently visited the area for two weeks. We came back three times because it's so calming and beautiful. The area is full of paths surrounding the bay lands where you can walk, bike, run and bird watch. It's a nature lovers paradise. There are a lot of people out for their walks and run... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I work near by and visit often . . . very relaxing and enjoyable. Kinds, grandparents and the whole family will enjoy the vist. Be sure to bring your camera and an open mind.

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Thank PlaneLar
London, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

Great place to visit just as sun sets for the day. Walking over the board walks looking at the salt marshes, with the bay close by on a warm summer's day, was simply divine. Saw red tailed kites ( I think), gulls, and some didn't know what their bre d was. Parking was easy. You can ride, walk or run... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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193 reviews
47 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

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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Los Altos, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

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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Orange County, CA
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 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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San Francisco
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7 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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59 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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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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