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This path makes for an iconic walk or a difficult but still iconic run. The very steep start is... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2018
Norwell, Massachusetts
a very nice walk in the hills but parking is horrible

Stanford Dish is a popular place for walking and jogging -- which is why the very limited parking... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2018
Brent T
San Jose, California
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All reviews nice hike junipero serra alpine road the loop limited parking paved path great hiking walk hike hills and valleys elementary school stanford campus quiet place whole family bring water san francisco exercise steep
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

I used to hike here a lot ..You should be careful about cows grazing around ...Not too much shade .Sun can really hit you ...have lot of water and sunscreen

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank deepajoseph7
Reviewed October 8, 2018

This path makes for an iconic walk or a difficult but still iconic run. The very steep start is not for the faint of heart but for those who persevere, the reward is spectacular views as you run along the ridge at the top before...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

If you are vising the school, then go to this area. Other than that, do not make a special trip to see the "Dish", unless you are dish oriented!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mazemet
Reviewed August 29, 2018

Stanford Dish is a popular place for walking and jogging -- which is why the very limited parking makes it so very difficult to actually be able to walk there if you don't happen to live in the nearby residences -- and gives a chance...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Brent T
Reviewed August 7, 2018

This is close to my in-laws, and walking the hill is a family tradition. Great views of the entire bay area. Open only during the day. Some closures - check the Stanford website/Dish page for details.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Bradley S
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

We visited the Stanford Dish to enjoy a pleasant evening walk. Our granddaughter started out running but soon decided that sitting in the stroller was a better option. There were lots of people out enjoying the paths and socializing.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ADolores
Reviewed July 16, 2018

very nice hike if you're in the stanford area. lovely vistas. not too crowded. clear and well maintained path. only caveats: it's a little hilly at times so wasn't great for my older relatives, and secondly- there's really no shade if you're doing it on...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank newyork10011
Reviewed June 15, 2018

Really great hiking trail that gives you a wonderful view overlooking Stanford, Palo Alto, and all of the surrounding areas. Just make sure to watch out for the wildlife, as they tend to come out even during the day!

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Nikolai16
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

It’s a nice hike where you follow a nice clean trail to see 2 dishes , one big and one small. Parking is limited and hence a little rush. As you climb up, you will see beautiful views of Bay Area. Nice place for a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Anand1351
Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

What a lovely place to get some exercise right by Stanford! The trail is paved and wide, with a few somewhat steep inclines along the way, about 3.7 miles in total. You can enjoy beautiful views of the bay area well getting your moderate exercise....More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Kaymtravel7
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