Monte Bello Preserve Loop Trail is a 6.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Palo Alto, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
- Wear layers -The wildflowers are usually at their peak in late March/early April -Large portions of the track are entirely exposed; on a sunny day it can get very hot - On the descent along the ridge, check out the views of Stanford University's Hoover Tower 7.5 miles to the north, and Moffett Field 9 miles northeast
Beautiful rolling hills with views from Santa Cruz to the Bay. Best time to go is in the spring when the wild flowers are blooming or in the Fall were you can see a lot of wildlife (deer, quail, turkey, etc)
Other Activities: Hiking, backpacking, mountain biking
Great views, beautiful oak trees, lots of running little streams along the way, and deer around every corner. Loved the hike!
Such a pretty hike. Mixed use. The assents were rough for me a part of the trail had washed away but this was clearly marked. Unbeatable views.
Very Nice. A lot of water after the rains. A bit muddy but not something an average runner cannot handle. Its unfortunate that it closed for bikes at this season.
Trail is closed to horses and bikes at that time of the season - that makes it a nice and quiet run ! A little slippery after yesterday's rain though. Great trail!
Nice hike post turkey coma. Clear marked and great views of SF the day we went
First hike since we moved here a few weeks ago. Fab walk, wonderful natural walk.