Charleston Slough Trails

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Charleston Slough Trails is a 11.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Palo Alto, CA that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

11.6 miles 243 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

road biking

trail running

walking

river

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A popular destination for birdwatcher, families on bikes, and joggers, the boardwalk catwalk trail loop is great for a weekend outing.

hiking
4 years ago

Actually, it is possible to do a 6 mile loop all around the palo alto baylands. You'll come across lots of runners, bird watchers, and families on bikes. On weekdays a convalescent home brings a bunch of old folk out for a walk. This park is accessible by Shoreline, the parking lot near the Palo Alto airport, or there is a path under 101 off of E. Bayshore near the business complexes.

There isn't much shade and it could get dusty during a hot day. Sometimes the smell of pollen or bird poo gets strong in places.