Ravenswood Open Space Preserve

This is a 373 acre marshland preserve that contains a former salt pond surrounded by levees. It features 2 miles of hiking and biking trails.  The preserve attracts many birds including sandpipers, dowitchers, avocets, Great blue herons, white pelicans, and egrets.  There are plenty of picnic tables, a visitor center with restrooms (when open) and two parking lots on Bay Road.


No dogs or horses allowed.

Operating Hours

Open from one-half hour before official sunrise until one-half hour after official sunset

Disabled Access

There is one designated handicapped parking spot, and the trail is accessible to wheelchairs.


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End of Bay Road, East Palo Alto CA 94303

2138-2158 Bay Rd

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From US 101 in San Mateo County, exit #403 University Avenue. Drive northeast on University about one mile, then turn right on Bay Road (look for a post office on the right corner). Drive about 0.6 mile on Bay Road, through the preserve gate, then continue 0.2 mile to the trailhead on the left side of the road.

Contact Info

Phone: 650-691-1200 or email: info@openspace.org