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Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve

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Address: East end of Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Great 1 hour short, easy, flat hike

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
billcScottsdale
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Medford, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

The Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve is quite simply gorgeous. It is a wonderful place to take long walks and enjoy nature. Very close to downtown Palo Alto so it makes exercising in nature accessible for those of us who travel.

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

I discovered the undercrossing to the baylands with my puppy today and was so excited to see all of the different types of birds floating and flying above the waters. The path is clearly marked for bicycles and although we saw a few bicyclists, we passed by many more joggers. It is a wonderfully serene place to be....even on a... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Nice hiking trails along the water, with plenty of wading birds, ducks and raptors. Low tide is particularly interesting. Great place to take kids.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

A small quite place, away from the main action area. This is marsh, but the marsh has been converted into a lovely place of attraction. There are some ducks, swans which will keep you busy. The low flying private jets is an attraction for kids.

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Palo Alto, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I have visited this area often in my life, at first with my children, when we used to feed the ducks( not allowed now)... watch your child... my little guy got so excited he slipped and fell right in... (that was a stinky boy to take home!). Now at an old age I certainly enjoy sitting there and watching all... More 

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Luxembourg
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

an excellent network of trails invite to bike and hike nearly endlessly longside the (stinky) waters. Some birds to spot and many people will keep you company! clean and calm place though...a nature reserve to visit!

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

I absolutely love coming here. We recently visited the area for two weeks. We came back three times because it's so calming and beautiful. The area is full of paths surrounding the bay lands where you can walk, bike, run and bird watch. It's a nature lovers paradise. There are a lot of people out for their walks and run... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

I work near by and visit often . . . very relaxing and enjoyable. Kinds, grandparents and the whole family will enjoy the vist. Be sure to bring your camera and an open mind.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Great place to visit just as sun sets for the day. Walking over the board walks looking at the salt marshes, with the bay close by on a warm summer's day, was simply divine. Saw red tailed kites ( I think), gulls, and some didn't know what their bre d was. Parking was easy. You can ride, walk or run... More 

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