Redtail Loop Trail to Arastradero Creek Trail Loop is a 5.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Palo Alto, 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.
dogs on leash
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.
Very pretty views and a well-maintained trail. Really nice that I can take my dog. I went on a weekday morning and saw about 15 other people total.
Lots of horse poo on the trails.
Other than that, it's a very nice hike. Pretty views from the top.
Beautiful hike especially in Winter. There are lots of trails in this area and you will see many forks along the way. Because of that we strayed from our path 2-3 times so then we tracked out path using AllTrails app.
We saw rabbits, horses and quite a few birds. There is lake too on the trail.