Alpine Trail/Sand Hill Road Trail
Walk along one edge of the Stanford Campus and towards the community of Portola Valley, along the paved, wide path that is popular among dog walkers, students, and other locals.
- The recommended route is a wide or two-lane, newly paved trail.
- In close proximity to Stanford and a Golf Course, this route is very well kept.
- Bicycles are allowed.
- Dogs are allowed on leash.
- There is one bench and placard near the intersection with Santa Cruz Ave, Sand Hill Rd, and Alpine Rd.
- There are lizards, squirrels, and wildflowers along the trail.
- This walk could be extended easily onto Stanford Campus or even to the lovely Stanford Shopping Mall.
- This walk could also be extended to Piers Lane & Alpine Road, where the Piers Lane trailhead for Stanford Dish is. See Stanford Dish for more information.
- As much of the trail runs alongside a busy road (Alpine or Sand Hill Roads), traffic noises can be loud.
- Stay on the trail to avoid ticks and poison oak.
The path is steeply graded only at the intersection of Sand Hill Road, Santa Cruz Ave, and Alpine Road, so this segment is not recommended for wheelchairs. There are not parking or bathroom facilities for the trail. Other parts of the recommended route seem suitable for wheelchairs. Parts of Alpine Trail West of Santa Cruz Ave are narrow and roughly paved, so are not recommended for wheelchairs.
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