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Pearson-Arastradero Preserve

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1530 Arastradero Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94304-1309
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A Walk in the Foothills is Always Terrific

Palo Alto has spent many years transforming this space. It is not large. But it is refreshing and... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2017
Douglas T
New York City, New York
Nice nature spot for walking

Great place for a hike with kids. Several paths, several lengths. Nice views. Will have to come... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Ivo L
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“rolling hills” (2 reviews)
“open space” (3 reviews)
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1530 Arastradero Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94304-1309
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

Palo Alto has spent many years transforming this space. It is not large. But it is refreshing and a good 1-2 hour walk in nature. Hard to imagine you can get away from civilization in the mid-penisula so fast. We enjoyed the walk and setting...More

Thank Douglas T
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Great place for a hike with kids. Several paths, several lengths. Nice views. Will have to come back in spring when everything is green.

Thank Ivo L
Reviewed 6 October 2017

The trails are easy and not terribly long, plus the parking is plentiful (at least on weekday mornings) making it a good alternative to The Dish Trail.

Thank rum r
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Just a simple walking trail amidst rolling hills and California oak savannah. Kestrel sittings and handsome scenery - walk was over fairly quickly. Not at all strenuous but an enjoyable place to walk and facilities and interpretive displays well done. Clean bathrooms and good drinking...More

Thank A S
Reviewed 14 September 2016

The Preserve is a wonderful place to hike and watch for birds. The trails are well kept and easy to follow and are used by mountain bikers and walkers. The parking lot can fill up on the weekend so it's good to get there early.

Thank Cynthia F
Reviewed 14 September 2016

There are higher parks and open spaces, but Arastradero is minutes from the freeway, yet quiet in a few yards from the parking lot. For runners, a terrific place to stretch the legs and build endurance.

Thank Mike R
Reviewed 6 September 2016

The Arastradero Preserve offers another great hike in the foothill. It was established many years ago to prevent the land from being developed, and now we can thank the foresight of our city leaders at the time to have established a park that will preserve...More

Thank MaxMaxi
Reviewed 30 July 2016

We love hiking here. The preserve has a series of trails which are a combination of open space, as well as some shady areas. Nothing to steep or difficult. Good for those wanting a light challenging hike. Come early for parking.

Thank Roohi R
Reviewed 6 December 2015

Arastradero is a really nice place to go hiking (or biking) with a lot of different options for length and difficulty. There was so many different trails, its like a pick your own adventure. Dog-friendly as well which is really nice. It's popular with bikers...More

Thank lcoconut
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

One of my favorite runs on the peninsula - dirt trails, both forested and open space, rolling terrain with some steeper options. I regularly take my dog and he loves it. I occasionally see coyotes, deer, horses, and sometimes wild turkeys. The parking lot has...More

Thank Bleacherdad
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