“A trail along Arastradero Creek that climbs to Foothills Park.”
— Kristen Arendt
The preserve is open from 8am to sunset throughout the year. Hours are posted at the parking lot and can be found online cityofpaloalto.org/civicax/…
Ride roughly .65 miles from the parking lot along the Juan Bautista de Anza Trail
to Arastradero Lake. Just past the lake, the Arastradero Creek Trail cuts off to the left and passes a utility station that sits on the right hand side of the trail. The trail is about 8-10 foot wide and made of gravel for the majority of its length, providing a great surface for hikers, runners, mountain bikers, and horseback riders. On the left side of the trail, the Arastradero Creek follows the trail for almost its entire length, although it is down in a gully. On the right side of the trail, the hills rise above the trail offering views of wildflowers that bloom in the spring.