Baylands Trail is a 5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Mountain View, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 5.0 miles Elevation Gain: 42 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

lake

partially paved

views

wildlife

rocky

Lots of wildlife (many types of birds) and views of the bay. The trail is open year round and is popular with walkers and runners.

hiking
1 month ago

Very nice and flat trail that is paced. Lots of people were out on a Saturday. Be warned: part of the trail section does NOT allow dogs.

hiking
bugs
over grown
2 months ago

I went on this hike last week. This was the second time walking our dog here. 5 ticks were crawling on my boyfriend, and 7 were on my dog. We found 3 more that night. And found 2 more yesterday. Just thoroughly check yourself! That’s my advice.

hiking
muddy
rocky
4 months ago

hiking
muddy
no shade
4 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Can on a day the trail was closed for an event which kinda sucked. Otherwise it was a pretty trail with lots of birds to watch.

hiking
no shade
11 months ago

A nice easy walk for an afternoon. GREAT for birders. Bring a hat that you can tie to your head it can get very windy and sunscreen as there’s absolutely no shade. I imagine that walking this in winter would be uncomfortable as the wind off the bay can be extremely strong and biting.

walking
Sun Feb 24 2019

Great for walks and runs, but not a destination to seek out unless to watch the birds, especially with all the other great hikes/trails in the area

hiking
Sat Feb 16 2019

Pretty easy.

walking
Sun Jul 08 2018

Call me crazy, but with the air traffic, 101 freeway noise, and construction vehicles parked about- this trail was far from tranquil. The pros: adequate public restroom and abundant wildlife. There are far better trails if you want to forget you’re near one of the largest US cities.

hiking
Mon Jul 17 2017

Took my dogs out for a hike, decent views with cool wildlife. Be prepared to bring some water if you do the full loop. Could've probably brought a travel bowl for my dogs, had to make more rest stops than usual due to the direct sunlight. Hats and sunscreen are a must if you burn easily. Overall a good flat hike/walk for some warm bay breeze, sun, and exercise!

hiking
Sat Mar 11 2017

I made this a circular route and so a small section was alongside, but not immediately adjacent to, the highway. The bay area is beautiful with abundant bird life and friendly hikers.

road biking
Fri Mar 11 2016

Easy

walking
Fri Nov 07 2014

Beautiful blue water, calm and cold breeze and hot sun, fabulous long walk and sights to see at every turn.

road biking
5 days ago

hiking
12 days ago

road biking
14 days ago

mountain biking
21 days ago

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24 days ago

hiking
26 days ago

recorded larga

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