Stanford Dish Topo Map

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Long a favorite escape for students and faculty of nearby Stanford University, this paved loop features great views and its namesake radio telescope. An urban hike with stunning views, the Dish also offers escape. The adjacent campus of Stanford University is lovely and crisscrossed with walking paths, but it’s still the campus. To get away, students have been heading to the 2,500-acre open space at the Dish for decades. The Dish went up long before storied Stanford University became a player in the silicon revolution. The massive radio telescope was built in the mid-1960s, at the height of the Cold War, to detect “atmospheric nuclear bomb blasts,” according to a brief history published by the Stanford Historical Society.
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Palo Alto, California

Get Stanford Dish Topo maps on One of California's best walks, Stanford Dish is located near Palo Alto, CA. Trails' printable online topo maps offer shaded and un-shaded reliefs, and aerial photos too! Use topographic map functionality to find elevation, print high resolution maps, save a PNG, or just learn the topography around Stanford Dish. You can also get free latitude and longitude coordinates from the topographical map and set your GPS. Subscribers with access to our maps can download or print any topo, and cover more terrain when you map your Stanford Dish route ahead of time.