Stanford Dish Loop Trail is a 3.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Stanford, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
The Stanford Dish loop is a popular route for Stanford University students as well as Silicon Valley professionals. The area is named after the large radio telescope that can not be missed. Its steep paved trail is suitable for running, walking, and hiking. Bicycles are not allowed. Opening hours vary depending on the month of the year: January 6:30 AM-5:30 PM February 6:30 AM-6 PM March 6 AM-6:30 PM April 6 AM-8 PM May 6 AM-8 PM June 6 AM-8 PM July 6 AM-8 PM August 6 AM-8 PM September 6:30 AM-7:30 PM October 6:30 AM-6:30 PM November 6:30 AM-5:30 PM December 6:30 AM-5:30 PM
Nicely paved. Completely exposed. One water fountain about a quarter of the way from the start in the counter clockwise direction. No bathrooms.
Perfect place to meet a friend when you only have an hour!
Worth doing once. But very basic scenery etc.
Such a great place to hike. Lots of people go here, you don't feel alone at all. The weather is great in this area too.
Beautiful golden hills of California and all kinds of wildlife: red shouldered hawks, egrets, and deer. The hills were quite the incline for this flatlander.
I wouldn't consider it moderate, I'd consider it pretty light actually. And I'm not exactly John Muir if you catch my drift! :P
Great place to run, of it wasn't for all the hills. Tough on the knees
Good time but little shade & no dogs allowed. Pretty views.
Perfectly smooth Tarmac all the way around. Almost too steep to actually 'run' up in spots, going either up or down. The loop itself is well under 5.7 miles.. More like almost 3. Still don't know where to park! Lol (I came from Lucille Packard Hospital at Stanford)
It's a simple paved walk, but the view is the same the whole time. I have walked it several times, and while it's nice, it offers nothing special or unique.
I find myself bored and just wanting to get it over with halfway through the walk.
Fantastic my 3 year old was able to keep up.