Monte Bello Preserve Loop Trail is a 6.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Palo Alto, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
- Wear layers -The wildflowers are usually at their peak in late March/early April -Large portions of the track are entirely exposed; on a sunny day it can get very hot - On the descent along the ridge, check out the views of Stanford University's Hoover Tower 7.5 miles to the north, and Moffett Field 9 miles northeast
Trail is closed to horses and bikes at that time of the season - that makes it a nice and quiet run ! A little slippery after yesterday's rain though. Great trail!
Nice hike post turkey coma. Clear marked and great views of SF the day we went
First hike since we moved here a few weeks ago. Fab walk, wonderful natural walk.
Fantastic. This hike really gives you the feeling of being far far away from the bay area. The vista west from black mountain is well worth the climb.
Beautiful view many trails for biking
Gorgeous views! Bring a lot of water since it can get hot.
Great trail for a day hike on the weekend. Plenty of shaded and open space parts of the trail and beautiful views along the way.
Great trail for morning to day hike! It gets quite hot later on in the day so be warey! There are some paths that have shade. This one splits into multiple other trails which is really cool! Many of those are dead-ends which is perfect because you get to venture into an area where the view may be amazing!
This can be a bit challenging if you take the sky-something trail portion. As near the end it will be deathly incline! Going to black mountain point and back was simple.
Nice trail for a day hike. There isn't much shade on the way up, but plenty on the way down. No drinkable water so bring plenty on a hot day. I have asthma and did this trail easily, but it would be difficult for someone with mobility restrictions. At the top there is a backpacker camp if you have made reservations, and some really beautiful views. Lots of mountain bikers and a few other hikers.
Go early. Not a lot of shade
Solid hike 90 minutes at a March. Keep your phone on for pics of wildlife and great views Lots of deer , turkey, birds and reptiles Very well maintained trail and only saw 3 people from 5:30 to 7 on a Friday afternoon. Drive up to it from Palo Alto is a bit precarious on a windy road so take that light Have fun
Sold hike 90 minutes at a March
Again, there are NO DOGS signs all over the place. The "dog on leash" rule mentioned in another review applies to specific places in the map NOT including this.
Lots of windflowers. A not-insignificant number of hills. Beautiful.
Great trail, incline, path, nature and distance. Dogs are allowed on leash. You just need to read the sign and not the sign logos. We took both dogs and did about a 5 mile loop. Great pace and plenty of nature.
Perfect sanctuary minutes outside the congested suburbs.
Still some green to see on the second half but definitely getting brown. So many newts in Stevens Creek- saw at least 20.
Great views, easy to hike loop trail. Highly recommend! :)
Nice 6 mile loop run starting from the Page Mill parking area. Terrain is moderately up and down with a nice climb up to Black Mtn. The canyon area is really nice with the running stream. Parts of the route were shaded, but the climb to Black Mtn is open with some nice views of the surrounding hills. I saw very few people as the day was rainy.