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Best trails in Arastradero Preserve

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Looking for a great trail in Arastradero Preserve, California? AllTrails has 9 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 7 moderate trails in Arastradero Preserve ranging from 1.5 to 5.2 miles and from 305 to 748 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Arastradero Regional Preserve is an easily accessible park that offers a good trail network, suitable for hiking, mountain biking, trail running and horse back riding. It offers great views on the nearby hills, and the San Francisco Bay.

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#1 - Redtail Loop Trail to Arastradero Creek Trail Loop
Arastradero Preserve
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 2 h 34 m
Please note: parking areas are reportedly closed due to COVID-19. Pearson Arastradero Preserve has 10 miles of trails and is located in Palo Alto, California. The loop trail offers great birding opportunities and the trails are used by hikers, cyclists and equestrians. Some trails are closed seasonally due to wet conditions. The preserve has 10.25 miles of trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Most of the trails (6.6 miles) are open year-round. Some trails (3.6 miles) are designated as "seasonal" and are closed at the trailhead after heavy rain (see table below). When the ground is firm enough to ride and hike on without causing erosion damage, the trails are re-opened by preserve rangers. Please be courteous to other trail users. Always yield to equestrians. Bikes must also yield to hikers. When in a group, avoid blocking the trail. Help preserve the land by staying on trails. For daily trail condition updates please check the bulletin board in the preserve parking lot, or call 650-329-2423 and ask for the for the latest trail conditions in the Pearson Arastradero Preserve.Show more
#2 - Redtail Loop Trail
Arastradero Preserve
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(114)
Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 34 m
As of June 2020, this trail is now one-way. It starts at the parking lot and begins behind the buildings. Please check the park page for more information - https://www.cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/csd/parks/preserves/arastradero/ Arastradero Park offers nice trails for hiking, mountain biking and horse back riding. The Redtail Loop is a short trail that is doable with little kids. It has some nice views on the foothills, the Stanford Dish, Highway 280 and Felt Lake. Show more
#3 - Arastradero Lake Via Juan Batista de Anza and Wild Rye Trails
Arastradero Preserve
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(124)
Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 42 m
As of 2/20/19 - Users have reported that trails in this area are closed due to wet conditions.Show more
#4 - Meadowlark and Ohlone Trails Loop
Arastradero Preserve
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 2 m
The trail is a nice beginners mountain biking trail with varying slopes and a mix of wider gravel and rougher single-trail areas. The first half of the trail offers several view points of the South Bay.Show more
#5 - Arastradero Lake
Arastradero Preserve
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 37 m
#6 - Ohlone Trail to Arastradero Creek Trail
Arastradero Preserve
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(50)
Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 24 m
#7 - Arastradero Creek and Acorn Trail Loop
Arastradero Preserve
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(49)
Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 13 m
As of June 2020, the Acorn Trail is a one-way trail. Please check the park before visiting. https://www.cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/csd/parks/preserves/arastradero/Show more
#8 - Redtail, Portola Pastures, Meadowlark, and Wild Rye Trail
Arastradero Preserve
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(74)
Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 26 m
#9 - Woodland Star Trail to Meadowlark Trail Loop
Arastradero Preserve
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(51)
Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 14 m