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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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Middle of City Getaway

Lovely space, especially the Duck Pond area. Great walking trails and photo opportunities... read more

Reviewed February 21, 2018
Adventurous E
Beautiful Baylands

You would never suspect that you were so close to millions of people while you are spending time at... read more

Reviewed January 23, 2018
alemmenes
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Palo Alto, California
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“duck pond” (8 reviews)
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East end of Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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+1 209-242-6947
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

Lovely space, especially the Duck Pond area. Great walking trails and photo opportunities especially if you are a bird lover. Parking was open but likely due to the fact that I went on a very cold day (for the Bay Area). ;)

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

You would never suspect that you were so close to millions of people while you are spending time at the Palo Alto Baylands. This beautiful meeting of land and water is home to lots of wildlife and teeming with birds. There are now new trails...More

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Reviewed 8 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
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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
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Reviewed 15 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

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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 Tammy K
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Reviewed 23 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 23 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!

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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

1  Thank bobbie277
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Reviewed 11 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
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