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.