Stanford Dish Loop Trail

MODERATE 124 reviews

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.

3.7 miles 574 feet Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

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

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trail running
10 days ago

Nice 3.7 mile loop with great views of the Bay. On clear days you can see all the way from downtown San Jose to San Francisco. Makes for an ideal walking meeting loop or a nice run. The hills make it a productive workout.

walking
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20 days ago

Close to home. You know it is a perfect hour start to finish, so if you are driving by and have your sneakers, do the Dish instead of shopping!

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25 days ago

Great walk. Paved. Totally open to sun, no shade, so bring a hat and sunscreen. Great view of the area. Limited parking.

hiking
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30 days ago

Awesome sore calves though

hiking
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1 month ago

Love it! The perfect workout

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hiking
1 month ago

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.