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ABOUT THE LOCATION | Arastradero Preserve, Palo Alto | Bay Area Photographers

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Pearson-Arastradero Preserve

1530 Arastradero Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94304

Located in the Palo Alto hills running along highway 280, this wide open field provides beautiful trails and views. On the hilltop is a breathtaking landscape overlooking the neighboring hills of Palo Alto and towards Half Moon Bay.

It is kid and pet-friendly, and is a great location to choose if you have a fur baby!


Parking is free and open for public access.


There are no entrance fees.


This park has smooth dirt paths but there is a quite a trek when walking uphill, so we recommend bringing an extra pair of walking shoes. Bathrooms are available for use until before sunset.


Pets are allowed at this location! Be sure to keep a leash on for your fur baby as there are other wildlife and hikers with their dogs.


There is quite a hike to get to some majestic shots - but they are so worth it!

With it being an Open Space Preserve, there are wildlife such as snakes and coyote.



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