Enjoy the expanse of mostly paved, wide, well-maintained trails passing from oak tree tunnels to grassy meadows to eucalyptus groves, stopping at any number of cafes or museums on this expansive campus.
- Stanford is immaculately maintained, and trails are smooth, paved (most) or fine gravel, and wide.
- Bicycles are allowed.
- Stanford is a very prestigious school - relish in the brainpower "aura" during your visit!
- The recommended route is the 5K route from the Liveright 5K in 2006, a charity walk/run to benefit the Asian Liver Center at Stanford.
- The path connects to Alpine / Sand Hill Road Trail, if you're up for a longer hike.
- Lovely Stanford Shopping Mall is to the West, if you're looking to spend some cash and elongate your hike.
- Stanford has invested a lot in maintaining outdoor sculptures - add to your hike by touring the range of their collection! See the sculpture map below.
- Stanford's Cantor Art Center is a free art museum including a wide range of permanent works, visiting exhibits, and a Rodin Sculpture Garden. A cafe sits next to the garden, and touching sculptures in the garden is permitted. The gravel in the garden is also a toddler's tactile delight, and there are picnic tables and shaded grass for taking a break after taking in some art and culture. Paid parking is along the street facing the columned entrance.
- Stanford is private property, so be a respectful visitor!
- Be prepared to shout "on your right" if paths become busy with students.
- You may have to pay for parking, especially further into campus or near public buildings like the Cantor Art Center.
The paths are flat, wide, and well maintained, catering to handicapped access.
- Recommended Routes
You can stroll Stanford Campus all day, experiencing well manicured fields and pavilions, and relatively wild, dry oak groves. Be sure to visit Cantor Art Center for a touchable Rodin garden. If you'd like a more guided tour, try the 2006 Liveright 5K Route (for Liver Cancer Research and Education).