Baylands Preserve

2500 Embarcadero Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303

(650) 617-3156


The preserve offers many activities including walking, running or biking on 15-miles of trails, bird watching, wind surfing, and boating (non-motorized such as canoes, kayaks or small, hand-launched boats and sailboards). The City also offers a variety of nature walks and programs on ecology and natural history.

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  • Place Hours
    Sunday 8:00am - 7:00pm
    Monday 8:00am - 7:00pm
    Tuesday 8:00am - 7:00pm
    Wednesday 8:00am - 7:00pm
    Thursday 8:00am - 7:00pm
    Friday 8:00am - 7:00pm
    Saturday 8:00am - 7:00pm

Word on the Street

Bounded by Mountain View and East Palo Alto, right in the heart of Silicon Valley, Palo Alto's Baylands Preserve is the largest tract of undisturbed marshland remaining in the San Francisco Bay. Fifteen miles of multi-use trails provide access to a unique mixture of tidal and fresh water habitats.It's a great place to see those animals that live near the water, but not necessarily under it. Birds abound, and there is a fantastic duck pond. Nature trails, docent-led tours, boating; all are available and offer little teaching moments for your pre-schooler.

Baylands Preserve: From the Parents


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