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The Stanford Dish, Palo Alto

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  • This is a nice hike although the first half mile is a little challenging due to the steepness of the hill. Once you make the initial ascent, it's much easier. Make sure you bring water.  more »
  • The Stanford Dish is undoubtedly one of the most popular sports enthusiasts in Palo Alto. Despite enjoying a great celebrity, personally not my favorite place to ride: it is often hot and super busy and, moreover, it doesn't seem there's not even drinking fountains for drinking a SIP of water once you reach the top. In addition, the Hill is quite steep and it remains difficult to get during the day, due to the scorching sun and high temperatures in the summer. It is worth visiting once to enjoy the view from above, but it's nothing special!
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  • The loop around the dish is a very popular hike, especially on the weekends. Parking can be quite limited. The entire walk is paved, so don't expect anything too crazy, and it's quite busy, so don't e...  more »

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