Stanford Dish Loop Trail

MODERATE 284 reviews

Stanford Dish Loop Trail is a 3.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Stanford, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
3.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
479 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

The Stanford Dish loop is a popular route for Stanford University students as well as Silicon Valley professionals. The area is named after the large radio telescope that can not be missed. Its steep paved trail is suitable for running, walking, and hiking. Bicycles are not allowed. Opening hours vary depending on the month of the year: January 6:30 AM-5:30 PM February 6:30 AM-6 PM March 6 AM-6:30 PM April 6 AM-8 PM May 6 AM-8 PM June 6 AM-8 PM July 6 AM-8 PM August 6 AM-8 PM September 6:30 AM-7:30 PM October 6:30 AM-6:30 PM November 6:30 AM-5:30 PM December 6:30 AM-5:30 PM

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10 days ago

The trails is easy with paved road and wheelchair accessibility. It has small elevation changes which gets your heart pumping. The valley views are simply gorgeous, especially with fall colors popping here and there. Great trail for a quick morning workout close to urban area.

11 days ago

Really beautiful views the whole hike. Nice and hilly but all on cement

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22 days ago

It’s not a real hike.

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28 days ago

Love, this trail. Closed to home and work. I feel safe and the view is gorgeous. First few times are the hardest after it can be done in a hour or less. Go there 3 days a week.

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1 month ago

Absolutely amazing. Try going later, closer to sunset.

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