Monte Bello Preserve Loop Trail

MODERATE 58 reviews

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.

6.9 miles 1430 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

- 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 running
1 month ago

Very Nice. A lot of water after the rains. A bit muddy but not something an average runner cannot handle. Its unfortunate that it closed for bikes at this season.

1 month ago

trail running
2 months ago

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!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
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3 months ago

Nice hike post turkey coma. Clear marked and great views of SF the day we went

hiking
3 months ago

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3 months ago

First hike since we moved here a few weeks ago. Fab walk, wonderful natural walk.

hiking
3 months ago

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.

hiking
5 months ago

mountain biking
5 months ago

Beautiful view many trails for biking

5 months ago

Gorgeous views! Bring a lot of water since it can get hot.

6 months ago

trail running
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

7 months ago

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.