Parks in Palo Alto

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Arastradero Preserve (Palo Alto)

Arastradero Preserve has 10 miles of trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding in rolling hills of savanna grassland and broadleaf evergreen forest.  Elevation spans from 275 feet to 775 feet. There is plenty of wildlife including deer, bobcats, coyotes, and many varieties of birds. There is a lake in the park called Arastradero Lake that is a twenty minute hike from the parking lot.

Baylands Preserve (Palo Alto)

The park encompasses 1,940 acres that are the largest tract of undisturbed marshland remaining in the San Francisco Bay.  There are 15 miles of paved and dirt hiking and biking trails that access both salt and fresh water habitats.  There are three sloughs, three ponds and two creeks in the area.  The preserve has a large resident population of birds and is a major migratory stopover on the Pacific Flyway.