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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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Make sure to have lunch at Baylands Cafe on the golf course!

Surprised to have a delicious rueben sandwich close by at Bayland Cafe located by Bayland Golf... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sterling M
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Portola Valley
Middle of City Getaway

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

Reviewed 20 February 2018
Adventurous E
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East end of Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Surprised to have a delicious rueben sandwich close by at Bayland Cafe located by Bayland Golf Course which just opened a week ago(formerly Palo Alto Muni course). Great service and beautiful setting, too!

Thank Sterling M
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Reviewed February 20, 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). ;)

2  Thank Adventurous E
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Reviewed January 22, 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

1  Thank alemmenes
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Reviewed November 7, 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 September 27, 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 July 14, 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
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Reviewed June 9, 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 May 22, 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 April 22, 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 April 10, 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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