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Los Trancos Open Space Preserve

Franciscan Loop Trail, Palo Alto, CA 94022
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Great earthquake hike

Excellent hike for tourists and locals alike. No better place for an interpretive, educational hike... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Always a nice place to visit nature

Tranquil open are for hiking high in the hills above Stanford and Palo Alto. Take the Earthquake... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
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“Great earthquake hike”
4 Mar 2018
“Always a nice place to visit nature”
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent hike for tourists and locals alike. No better place for an interpretive, educational hike about the San Andreas Fault. Excellent guide brochure and easy to follow Trail. Numbered guideposts correspond with printed narrative. Before going, read up on the geology and the San Andreas...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Tranquil open are for hiking high in the hills above Stanford and Palo Alto. Take the Earthquake Walk, if it's still marked,

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Reviewed 30 September 2015

have done several horseback rides in this area, and you will see many wild animals. Lots of coyotes,including one I had to chase after, so my sister could ride by. Great sightings of the San Anreas fault

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Reviewed 31 August 2015

I visited this place on the advertisement to see the effect of the San Andreas fault. Unfortunately it is not as visible or impressive as I hoped. Still this part offers a few good hikes near Palo Alto.

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Reviewed 13 August 2015

This is one of the most beautiful and peaceful places to visit where anyone can spend hours walking the trails while communing with nature and expansive open space.

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Reviewed 20 January 2015

The hiking trails here are well marked and easy, not very steep. There are wonderful views of the whole south and central Bay Area as well as nice trails through the oak woodland. The Earthquake Trail is my favorite. It follows the San Andreas Fault,...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2014

If interested in seeing an earthquake fault area while in the San Francisco Bay area, then this is a good park to go to. We enjoyed walking/hiking through the park. It was a hot day so do bring water with you if you go on...More

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Reviewed 29 June 2014

What a great thing about the Bay Area -- all this open space! Enjoy the beautiful hikes and views, beautiful oak trees and absolute silence. Worth the windy drive, but do take water and a sweater as it can get windy.

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