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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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Safe, easy parking, wonderful for walks, bird watching

Only wish there were a few more benches, on my route. We go in by San Antonio Rd, PA. Easy parking... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2017
Palo Alto, California
Great hike for my pooch and me!

This hike so wonderful! There are several trails you can take and it's dog-friendly as long as they... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2017
Palo Alto, California
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East end of Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto, CA 94306
+1 209-242-6947
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Reviewed 15 July 2017

Only wish there were a few more benches, on my route. We go in by San Antonio Rd, PA. Easy parking, restrooms at beginning of trail, but don't remember seeing any more once on the trail, so if you gotta go, well you know. There...More

1  Thank sirmeandt
Reviewed 9 June 2017

This hike so wonderful! There are several trails you can take and it's dog-friendly as long as they are on a leash. It's beautiful, peaceful, clean and has a nice cool breeze!

Thank pandorasbox333
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The badlands are wonderful to visit when you just want to walk or when you need some space to collect your thoughts. Make it a daily habit! It can change your life!

Thank 79lauren
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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Such a beautiful place so close to everything. Peaceful for the most part and beautiful. Lots of wildlife to see.... I say peaceful for the most part because there is a small prop engine airport just adjacent to this place. Still worth the visit!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The Baylands is absolutely my favorite place to walk! There's a 2.5 mile arc starting from either Palo Alto (off Embarcadero Rd.) or Mt. View (off San Antonio Rd.) that's flat and lovely. Being a birder and photographer, I've walked it at all times of...More

Thank bobbie277
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I am not exactly clear about what is included in Baylands Nature Preserve but this area affords some tremendous opportunities for bird watchers. Travelling along highway 101 we take the San Antonio Rd. exit and then park along Terminal Blvd. From there we hike along...More

Thank Bob L
Reviewed 24 March 2017

On a clear day you can see San Francisco up the bay in one direction and San Jose in the opposite. In March the number of white egrets among the brown grass and mud was a sight to see. It's a nice place to go...More

Thank THooks538
Reviewed 28 January 2017

A short circle around the pond is a gtreat family thing to do. Bring some bread and feed the geese, they are aggressive! If you go to the parking lot for Baylands, the hike out the long "pier" over the wetlands is also very nice.

Thank billcScottsdale
Reviewed 29 December 2016

The Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve is quite simply gorgeous. It is a wonderful place to take long walks and enjoy nature. Very close to downtown Palo Alto so it makes exercising in nature accessible for those of us who travel.

1  Thank blissfulliving
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

I discovered the undercrossing to the baylands with my puppy today and was so excited to see all of the different types of birds floating and flying above the waters. The path is clearly marked for bicycles and although we saw a few bicyclists, we...More

Thank Sharon L
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