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Pearson-Arastradero Preserve

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Highly recommended

I went for a long walk here with my husband, and we enjoyed every minute of it. It's very... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Mikasa L
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Pasadena, California
Begginer’ish MTB Ride

Called the ranger station yesterday after the rain finished up to ask if the seasonal trails were... read more

Reviewed 27 January 2018
Luv2hikejulie
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Fremont, California
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1530 Arastradero Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94304-1309
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Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

This is an easy hike through fields, following several different trails. Wild turkeys were on our trek today, which was kind of cool. Parking during the weekends can be tough, dogs on leash are okay, and there is a ranger station and clean toilets .

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 9 July 2018

I went for a long walk here with my husband, and we enjoyed every minute of it. It's very well-preserved and clean, the air is so refreshing.

Thank Mikasa L
Reviewed 27 January 2018

Called the ranger station yesterday after the rain finished up to ask if the seasonal trails were going to be closed. Very informative ranger who informed me they would remain open due to the warming weather. A group of us, 3 intermediate, 1 novice, and...More

Thank Luv2hikejulie
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

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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 5 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
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