This beautiful city located in the heart of Silicon Valley is a little slice of paradise. With rolling hills, marshland trails, and great year-round weather, it's hard to go wrong.

Top Spots

Stanford Campus Walk

Palo Alto, California

3.18 mi / 164 ft gain

Bol Park Bike Path

Palo Alto, California

2.66 mi / 82 ft gain

Sunset Picnic at Kite Hill

Stanford, California


Stanford Dish Loop Trail

Stanford, California

3.67 mi / 472 ft gain

Palo Alto Duck Pond Trail

Palo Alto, California

0.86 mi / 16 ft gain

Run the Stanford Dish

Stanford, California

3.3 mi / 352 ft gain

North Bayfront Loop Trail

Palo Alto, California

5.3 mi / 125 ft gain

Adobe Creek Trail

Palo Alto, California

5.86 mi / 194 ft gain

Shoreline Lake

3160 North Shoreline Boulevard, California

7.46 mi / 174 ft gain

Places to stay

Cupertino, California

Hollyhill Hummingbird Cabin

From $76 / night

Los Gatos, California

Sunrise Point

From $125 / night

Pescadero, California

Santa Cruz North / Costanoa KOA

Los Gatos, California

Redwood Enchantment | Mountain Views | Hot Tub

From $478 / night

112 Sunset Terrace, California

Villa SV | Pool, Hot Tub & Mountain Views

From $233 / night

Santa Cruz, California

Jack's Canvas Cabin

From $209 / night

Guides and stories

The Perfect Weekend Adventure at Big Basin State Park

Benjamin Canevari

How to Eat Healthy on the Road

Noel Russell

The 10 Best Campsites near San Francisco

The Outbound Collective

5 Calf-Crushing Trail Runs in the San Francisco Bay Area

The Outbound Collective

10 Must-Do Adventures In The San Francisco Bay Area

Josiah Roe

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