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“Nice place for a walk.”

Pearson-Arastradero Preserve
Ranked #13 of 41 things to do in Palo Alto
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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.

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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 water resources.

Thank A S
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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.

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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
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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 the natural beauty of the foothills for generations to come. Compared to the closeby Stanford Dish hike this area is less developed (no paved roads) and also less busy with hikers, so it is even more of a nature experience, but you are also not quite as high up so the views are not as good as from the Stanford dish hike.
Also watch out for the Poison Oak plant which grows in this area which can trigger a multi-week painful rash.

Thank MaxMaxi
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