Explore the most popular trails near East Palo Alto with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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trail running
4 months ago

It’s not the nicest place in the Bay Area by any means but being close to where I leave, very convenient.

The surface isn’t asphalt so it’s better for your knees than running on the street.

Parking 500 ft passed the entrance of the trail.

Easy walking trail. Get to see (and smell) the bay. Pretty wild flowers when we went. Not crowded on a Friday afternoon.

road biking
Sunday, March 12, 2017

I did some biking at Coyote Hills earlier in the day and then biked across the Dumbarton Bridge to Ravenswood Open Preserve. The trail starts at Cooley Landing, where they just opened an education center. You cross a bridge and follow a trail north and then east until you reach an observation platform.

There is funding in place to connect the northern section of this trail to University Avenue, filling a .6 mile gap in the bay trail. This will be a nice improvement as I had to bike through East Palo Alto to get to Cooley Landing, which wasn't ideal.

There is also a trail that extends south from the Dumbarton bridge, but these trails do not connect. They are separated by the Hetch Hetchy Pipeline and a defunct rail road track.