Stanford Dish - Short Loop
3.7 miles     500 ft
12 Feb 2010

A popular hike with great views of Silicon Valley.

Location: Stanford Dish

Elevation Profile
Trip Planning

Trail Maps

» Trail Map by TrailStompers: Nice map showing both trail heads (Stanford Avenue and Piers Lane).


Route in brief: Upon entering the park through the kiosk on Junipera Blvd, a paved trail quickly climbs up to reach an intersection. Follow this road — it forms aloop. At about the mid-way pont, Stanford Dish is visible. When the loop is over, take right to return to the starting point.

Notes: The entire hike is on a wide paved road. Hardly any shade. Great workout. No restrooms anywhere. No trailmap available — the hike is a simple loop. Finally, make sure you study Dish website for park hours, which are strictly enforced. Entrance is closed at sunset.


Location: Intersection of Stanford Ave & Junipero Serra Blvd, Palo Alto, CA 94305 . Parking area is visible in Google Maps if you zoom in sufficiently.

Google Maps:

Parking Fees: None (last visited: Feb 2010)

Capacity: About thirty cars may be parked along Stanford Ave.

Latitude: 37.410221     Longitude: -122.161038

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