Stanford Dish Loop Trail is a 3.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Stanford, California 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
Love it! The perfect workout
The hike itself is a 4/5 stars! the reason I give it 3/5 is parking is extremely limited and doesn't lend well to the over all experience.
But the hike itself is great. it's a loop. if you go clockwise it's quite steep initially and then levels off at the top.
would I go again? absolutely but I my during the week when I have a better shot at getting parking.
Nicely paved with some good inclines. No water and no bathrooms. Ample parking at the Stanford/Junipero Serra entrance.
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)