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Best trails in Foothills Park

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Looking for a great trail in Foothills Park, California? AllTrails has 5 great hiking trails, trail running 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 3 moderate trails in Foothills Park ranging from 2.5 to 7.3 miles and from 629 to 1,725 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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The park is open 8am to sunset.

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Map of trails in Foothills Park
Park information
Acreage:
1,400 acres
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Top trails (5)
#1 - Los Trancos Trail Loop
Foothills Park
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Length: 7.3 mi • Est. 2 h 56 m
NOTE: Must show proof of Palo Alto residency to hike at Foothills Park.Show more
#2 - Los Trancos, Trappers Fire Road and Steep Hollow Loop
Foothills Park
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 2 h 16 m
NOTE: Must show proof of Palo Alto residency to hike at Foothills Park.Show more
#3 - Steep Hollow and Los Trancos Trail Loop
Foothills Park
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 1 h 4 m
NOTE: Must show proof of Palo Alto residency to hike at Foothills Park.Show more
#4 - Coyote Trail
Foothills Park
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 18 m
Please note: Must show proof of Palo Alto residency to hike at Foothills Park. You may accompany a Palo Alto resident as well. Dogs are permitted on weekdays only (except holidays). They must be on leash.Show more
#5 - Trappers Trail [PRIVATE PROPERTY]
Foothills Park
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 17 m
NOTE: Must show proof of Palo Alto residency to hike at Foothills Park. Explore the wonders of Palo Alto Foothills Open Space. This hike loops through a mixed grassland and oak habitats. A wonderful afternoon outing for the entire family. Take the Wild Horse Valley Fire Rd. to the Costanoan Trail to Lost Trancos to the Trappers Trail.Show more