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Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve

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East end of Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto, CA 94306
+1 209-242-6947
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A Scenic Retreat

The Baylands is one of the best open secrets of the Silicon Valley, located just minutes off of the... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
John H
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Denver, Colorado
Palo Alto Beauty

These marshlands are the largest around San Francisco Bay. Hiking, biking, a lake, a restaurant and... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
Michael V
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East end of Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

The Baylands is one of the best open secrets of the Silicon Valley, located just minutes off of the bustling bayshore freeway in Eastern Palo Alto. While tourists could easily miss this hidden gem, it's worth visiting as it affords open views of the estuary...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 27 September 2017

These marshlands are the largest around San Francisco Bay. Hiking, biking, a lake, a restaurant and some of the best bird watching in the state. A true gift.

Thank Michael V
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Only wish there were a few more benches, on my route. We go in by San Antonio Rd, PA. Easy parking, restrooms at beginning of trail, but don't remember seeing any more once on the trail, so if you gotta go, well you know. There...More

Thank sirmeandt
Reviewed 9 June 2017

This hike so wonderful! There are several trails you can take and it's dog-friendly as long as they are on a leash. It's beautiful, peaceful, clean and has a nice cool breeze!

Thank pandorasbox333
Reviewed 22 May 2017

The badlands are wonderful to visit when you just want to walk or when you need some space to collect your thoughts. Make it a daily habit! It can change your life!

Thank 79lauren
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Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Such a beautiful place so close to everything. Peaceful for the most part and beautiful. Lots of wildlife to see.... I say peaceful for the most part because there is a small prop engine airport just adjacent to this place. Still worth the visit!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The Baylands is absolutely my favorite place to walk! There's a 2.5 mile arc starting from either Palo Alto (off Embarcadero Rd.) or Mt. View (off San Antonio Rd.) that's flat and lovely. Being a birder and photographer, I've walked it at all times of...More

Thank bobbie277
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I am not exactly clear about what is included in Baylands Nature Preserve but this area affords some tremendous opportunities for bird watchers. Travelling along highway 101 we take the San Antonio Rd. exit and then park along Terminal Blvd. From there we hike along...More

Thank Bob L
Reviewed 24 March 2017

On a clear day you can see San Francisco up the bay in one direction and San Jose in the opposite. In March the number of white egrets among the brown grass and mud was a sight to see. It's a nice place to go...More

Thank THooks538
Reviewed 27 January 2017

A short circle around the pond is a gtreat family thing to do. Bring some bread and feed the geese, they are aggressive! If you go to the parking lot for Baylands, the hike out the long "pier" over the wetlands is also very nice.

Thank billcScottsdale
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