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Monte Bello Open Space Preserve

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Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA
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A great hike through fields and forest

There are a number of different trails that can be chosen. We walked the Skid Trail, which brought... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2017
Sharon L
Palo Alto, California
A "beautiful mountain "

What used to be dotted with cattle on a huge dairy ranch is now a preserve with a diverse... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2017
David O
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“forest” (2 reviews)
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Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

There are a number of different trails that can be chosen. We walked the Skid Trail, which brought us through fields and beautiful forest, a bridge and ,more importantly, quiet. It isn't a loop trail, just retrace it at the end, if you park in...More

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

What used to be dotted with cattle on a huge dairy ranch is now a preserve with a diverse ecosystem. You can see raptors chasing down rodents, gushing streams, dense forests and incredible views over Stevens Creek watershed. X-mas tree farms dot the opposite hillsides....More

Thank David O
Reviewed 4 August 2016

A strenuous walk to begin with but it gets easier on the return trip. The views are beautiful and make it worth the effort. Be sure to take water so you stay hydrated. A very safe area to walk with lots of walkers around.

Thank 383pamelah
Reviewed 24 April 2016

My friend and I were going to hike elsewhere, but the sun ended up being stronger than we anticipated so we picked this area as it has quite a bit of coverage along the trails. Although the hike starts out in an open area, soon...More

Thank Turtleliving
Reviewed 6 December 2015

This area offers some of the most fantastic views in the area! It's right in the name, beautiful mountain. There are some options for trails so you can go shorter/longer depending on what you're looking for. Can get windy at the top so bring layers!

Thank lcoconut
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Twenty minutes drive from the high speed Silicone Valley on Page Mill Road took me to this preserve. I few minutes of walk I found myself lost in the nature, the only sound I could hear were the birds singing and drips of running water...More

4  Thank JamshidV
Reviewed 11 September 2015

I like to come here to relax. The hikes are moderate but almost anyone can do any of them if you pace yourself and bring water. It can be hot in the warm months, but I like the heat. At that time it can very...More

3  Thank taoandzen0
Reviewed 19 March 2015

The Stevens Creek trail is lovely and lush. It's been dry so I haven't seen much water in it. There is a fair amount of climbing up and down on this trail - I wouldn't recommend it for youngsters or the elderly. The campsite has...More

Thank Toxfrot
Reviewed 3 August 2014

Monte Bello Open Space Preserve is a beautiful place in the mountains. Its also close to San Andreas Earthquake Trail. There are a number of hiking trails. There is a free parking lot to park at while one is hiking.

Thank mini
Reviewed 29 June 2014

A gorgeous hike - you can actually see the hills rising above either side of the fault line. Beautiful views. Bring a sweater and water.

Thank Katie B
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