Stanford Dish Loop Trail

MODERATE 161 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
574 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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easy hike, takes around 45 mins at a regular pace. Views are great

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Try to plan for making the loop in higher winds as mosquito season is picking up; may want bug spray if long sleeves aren't an option

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Walk and run. I start from the backside to make it almost 6 miles. I am using it to get back on my training. I still miss being able to bring my dog and when it was mostly dirt. The dirt was easier to run on.