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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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Natural Beauty off the Beaten Path

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Victoria, Canada
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Victoria, Canada
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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113 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank GSD250
Palo Alto, California
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186 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
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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1 Thank Iamalwayslost
Los Altos, California, United States
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443 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
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
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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8 reviews
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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
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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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