The Arastradero/Foothill Expressway Hub, Foothills Open Space Preserve, Town of Los Altos Hills

Palo Alto, California

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The 15 miles of trail through the woodlands, grasslands, and chaparral-covered hills of this park are restricted to residents of the city of Palo Alto and their accompanied guests. The park, as stated in its brochure, “preserves 1400 acres of serenity and beauty on the fringes of a vast metropolitan area. Quiet oak-woodland, rolling grassland, rugged fields of chaparral, and cool hollows studded with ferns and scented with bay comprise a diverse and inspiring natural scene. Superb vistas punctuate the park ’s picturesque setting between baylands and redwood forests.” This trail guide includes the following trails: Varian/Bol Park Path, Palo Alto/Los Altos Bike Path, Arastradero Bike Path, Juan Prado Mesa Preserve, Artemas Ginzton Pathway,

The Arastradero/Foothill Expressway Hub, Foothills Open Space Preserve, Town of Los Altos Hills Professional Review and Guide

"The 15 miles of trail through the woodlands, grasslands, and chaparral-covered hills of this park are restricted to residents of the city of Palo Alto and their accompanied guests. The park, as stated in its brochure, “preserves 1400 acres of serenity and beauty on the fringes of a vast metropolitan area. Quiet oak-woodland, rolling grassland, rugged fields of chaparral, and cool hollows studded with ferns and scented with bay comprise a diverse and inspiring natural scene. Superb vistas punctuate the park ’s picturesque setting between baylands and redwood forests.” This trail guide includes the following trails: Varian/Bol Park Path, Palo Alto/Los Altos Bike Path, Arastradero Bike Path, Juan Prado Mesa Preserve, Artemas Ginzton Pathway,"

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Palo Alto
Distance: 11
Trail Type: Several options
Duration: .75 to 1.75 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: City of Palo Alto; Town of Los Altos Hills
Local Maps: USGS Palo Alto; USGS Mountain View; USGS Mindego Hill; USGS Cupertino
Driving Directions: Directions to The Arastradero/Foothill Expressway Hub, Foothills Open Space Preserve, Town of Los Altos Hills

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May 2018