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Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve

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East end of Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto, CA 94306
+1 209-242-6947
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revitalized baylands

In silicon valley it is rare to find an estuary just off the freeway with the diversity of birdlife... read more

Reviewed June 28, 2015
Oreogingy
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Redwood City, California
great place for a quiet walk right next to the bay

depending on the time of the year you may see foxes or flocks of pelicans who take up residency in... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2015
asbowers
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Palo Alto, California
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East end of Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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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...More

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Reviewed June 18, 2015

depending on the time of the year you may see foxes or flocks of pelicans who take up residency in the summer as well as many other creatures.. artistic types like to go there to paint.

Thank asbowers
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Reviewed May 19, 2015

We were excited to go on an easy hike really close to home, but it ended up being a disappointment. It smelled bad, and the boardwalk was closed because it is falling apart.

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Reviewed April 20, 2015

Sincerely fresh air and sunshine, myriad birds, and trails easy to walk and so interesting too. This area takes you immediately out of clogged freeways, business and anything to do with the "rat race." We walked about three very comfortable miles enjoying the wetlands, fauna,...More

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Reviewed March 30, 2015

I love that this place is so close by, with free parking, and is great for walking/running. I highly recommend it for doing a "walking meeting" with another friend.

Thank Margaret R
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Reviewed March 25, 2015

Nice, mostly flat trails on the bay. There are several trail options of various lengths to choose from. Lots of bird watching opportunities on the hike.

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Reviewed March 22, 2015

This was a beautiful area that did not disappoint from a birding and trail system perspective but the proximity to the airport and landfill made for a very noisy time in this otherwise peaceful setting. Be sure to arrive early to maximize the number of...More

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Reviewed March 7, 2015

Palo Alto Baylands is one of my favorite places for a walk year round. The trails are either packed earth or gravel, so you may get your shoes muddy in the rainy season. Dogs on leash are welcome, as are bicyclists. Pick up (or print)...More

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Reviewed March 3, 2015

ok for a walk but not great. near airport and really not much to see on our visit. During the right times of year may be good for birding, Parking is convenient and free.

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Reviewed February 4, 2015

We have now visited this Preserve twice, once parking and visiting at the Interpretive Center and then going for a walk around the circumference. We did not realize this would be so far with quite a bit being alongside the main road so next time...More

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