Hiking in Palo Alto!!

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Which better place where to find hiking locations or just place to stroll than California and the Bay Area?
In Silicon Valley you can find differents places where to go, just a couple miles from home and have a nice moment outdoors with family and friends!

Not too far from downtown Palo Alto

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One of my favorite places is the Dish in Palo Alto, a well known area where you’ll be able to jog or simply walk around enjoying an amazing environment with a great view of the Bay. In a clear day you can see San Francisco and Oakland and enjoy from the hills an incredible view of Silicon Valley.
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In Palo Alto, open for residents and their guests, you can visit Foothill Park at the end of Page Mills Foothill Park
Another nice place where you can have a nice moment, 15 miles of hiking trails, with different degrees of difficulty (Los Trancos Trail ,about 7 miles,is a particularly good one) picnic and camping area. Also there is a beautiful little pond area with row boats and a small dock

In Los Altos Hills you have the Redwood Grove preserve Park, the park includes picnic tables and a hillside trail that follows Adobe Creek among the majestic redwood trees and through the gardens of herbs and roses. A Small but cute place, ideal to have short walk.

In Page Mills, Palo Alto,(7miles west from 280 highway) there is Montebello space reserve, with several different trails (15 miles) as well as an amazing view of Santa Clara Valley Montebello Space reserve

In Arastradero you can enjoy the Pearson Arastradero Preserve, a nice place for hiking with a lot of sun and as usual: a stunning view of the bay, San Mateo Bridge and San Francisco! You can also find good trails for mountain biking

Baylands nature preserve, 2500 Embarcadero.
Most of the trails are flat and easy for biking or pushing a stroller! Nice place where to go with kids and enjoy the preserved nature. This is a popular place for bird watchers since it’s considered one of the best birdwatching spots on the West Coast!

Always in the area you have Rancho San Antonio in Cupertino, with different hiking paths,it is very easy to do with kids
You can stroll, speedwalk or run and enjoy the scenery …Rancho San Antonio is home to an abundant array of wildlife – bobcats, turkeys, deer and more. A Deer Hollow Farm is at the heart of the preserve. It’s a 150 year-old farm with animals, historic buildings and educational programs.

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In Mountain View you can have a nice spare time to Shoreline Park and lake

You can walk around the lake and enjoy the view of the bay or simply enjoy the lake itself, the Aquatic Center rents pedal boats, rowboats, canoes, kayaks and stand up paddle boards
Nice place for a sunny Sunday with kids!

In Portola Valley you have the Portola Redwood State Park

You can find great hiking trails and a beautiful creek

Enjoy!!