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Stanford Dish Loop Trail

MODERATE 37 reviews
Stanford, California
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.

3.7 miles 479 feet Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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


19 days ago

walking


29 days ago

hiking

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.


1 month ago

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


1 month ago

trail running

Great place to run, of it wasn't for all the hills. Tough on the knees


2 months ago

Good time but little shade & no dogs allowed. Pretty views.


3 months ago

walking


3 months ago

trail running

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)


4 months ago


4 months ago

walking

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.


4 months ago

hiking


5 months ago

hiking


5 months ago

Fantastic my 3 year old was able to keep up.


5 months ago


6 months ago

hiking


6 months ago


6 months ago

walking

Great hike...bring your stroller for small kids!


6 months ago

hiking


7 months ago

hiking

It was great. Had a concrete path, lots of cows (and dung, lol) really pretty views, clean, open


8 months ago

hiking


8 months ago

hiking

It is a nice walking trail. You can have a decent overlook of the Stanford campus. Besides that, there are not many surprises.