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The Stanford Dish

Stanford Ave & Junipero Serra Blvd, What3words: ///lengthy.noise.knowing, Palo Alto, CA
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Good views, nice walk, some vertical

This is close to my in-laws, and walking the hill is a family tradition. Great views of the entire... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bradley S
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Loveland, Colorado
Exercise

We visited the Stanford Dish to enjoy a pleasant evening walk. Our granddaughter started out... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ADolores
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  • Average12%
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“nice hike” (5 reviews)
“alpine road” (4 reviews)
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Stanford Ave & Junipero Serra Blvd, What3words: ///lengthy.noise.knowing, Palo Alto, CA
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"nice hike"
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"junipero serra"
in 7 reviews
"alpine road"
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"the loop"
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"ups and downs"
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"paved path"
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"ground squirrels"
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"limited parking"
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"walk hike"
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"mountain lion"
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"great hiking"
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"hills and valleys"
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"overflow parking"
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"stanford campus"
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"short hike"
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"quiet place"
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"whole family"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Bradley S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank ADolores
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 16 June 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!

1  Thank Nikolai16
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Reviewed 6 May 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

Thank Anand1351
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Reviewed 2 April 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

1  Thank KayMacTravel7
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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Good exercise and very scenic; a bit more crowded than secluded; convenient parking nearby; bummer for no dogs

1  Thank macoute3
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

After you finished your Stanford Tour and got your mug and Sweatshirt, if you are looking for real portray of the mosaic of people living in Silicon Valley, look no further than the Dish. This is a real local spot. Mom, students, entrepreneurs, house cleaners,...More

Thank PatrickPichette
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

The Dish is a a very popular walking trail above the Stanford Campus. It is a loop trail of about 3.7 miles with some uphill grade making for good exercise. The trail is paved and wide making it also good for groups of friends to...More

1  Thank EMRBrookline
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

A beautiful trail that is abuzz with bay area nature walk enthusiasts - a busy paved trail where a chat with a friend on this 1.5-hour hike ought to be part of the plan. It is unlike the solitary nature hikes we are used to...More

Thank Sonia W
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