Stanford Dish Loop Trail

MODERATE 278 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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It’s not a real hike.

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11 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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16 days ago

Absolutely amazing. Try going later, closer to sunset.

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26 days ago

Great hike and safe to go solo.

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