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a very nice walk in the hills but parking is horrible

Stanford Dish is a popular place for walking and jogging -- which is why the very limited parking... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Brent T
San Jose, California
Good views, nice walk, some vertical

This is close to my in-laws, and walking the hill is a family tradition. Great views of the entire... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2018
Bradley S
Loveland, Colorado
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stanford Dish is a popular place for walking and jogging -- which is why the very limited parking makes it so very difficult to actually be able to walk there if you don't happen to live in the nearby residences -- and gives a chance...More

1  Thank Brent T
Reviewed August 7, 2018

This is close to my in-laws, and walking the hill is a family tradition. Great views of the entire bay area. Open only during the day. Some closures - check the Stanford website/Dish page for details.

Thank Bradley S
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

We visited the Stanford Dish to enjoy a pleasant evening walk. Our granddaughter started out running but soon decided that sitting in the stroller was a better option. There were lots of people out enjoying the paths and socializing.

Thank ADolores
Reviewed July 16, 2018

very nice hike if you're in the stanford area. lovely vistas. not too crowded. clear and well maintained path. only caveats: it's a little hilly at times so wasn't great for my older relatives, and secondly- there's really no shade if you're doing it on...More

Thank newyork10011
Reviewed June 15, 2018

Really great hiking trail that gives you a wonderful view overlooking Stanford, Palo Alto, and all of the surrounding areas. Just make sure to watch out for the wildlife, as they tend to come out even during the day!

1  Thank Nikolai16
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

It’s a nice hike where you follow a nice clean trail to see 2 dishes , one big and one small. Parking is limited and hence a little rush. As you climb up, you will see beautiful views of Bay Area. Nice place for a...More

Thank Anand1351
Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

What a lovely place to get some exercise right by Stanford! The trail is paved and wide, with a few somewhat steep inclines along the way, about 3.7 miles in total. You can enjoy beautiful views of the bay area well getting your moderate exercise....More

1  Thank KayMacTravel7
Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

Good exercise and very scenic; a bit more crowded than secluded; convenient parking nearby; bummer for no dogs

1  Thank macoute3
Reviewed January 21, 2018

After you finished your Stanford Tour and got your mug and Sweatshirt, if you are looking for real portray of the mosaic of people living in Silicon Valley, look no further than the Dish. This is a real local spot. Mom, students, entrepreneurs, house cleaners,...More

Thank PatrickPichette
Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

The Dish is a a very popular walking trail above the Stanford Campus. It is a loop trail of about 3.7 miles with some uphill grade making for good exercise. The trail is paved and wide making it also good for groups of friends to...More

1  Thank EMRBrookline
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