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Closed until August 16, 2015
All gates and access to the Dish Trail closed until Aug 16/2015
COWS! & seeing the bay
It's a great place for an easy hike with nice views of Silicon Valley. The beginning route has very little shade, so make sure to bring water, a hat, and sunscreen!
Great outdoor workout, just know that they don't let anyone in after 7:30 pm
fresh air, beautiful scenery. If you walk with a normal pace, hiking takes about 1h 20m
Beautiful hike that takes about an hour. Great views of the bay on a clear day. Go early for parking!
Great hike 3.7 miles of hilly paved path. Only drawback is parking which in short supply. One can park at the school 1/8 mile away
Climb the hill! It's so worth it even on hot days. Quite the workout and your reward is spectacular views of the Bay Area
Hiking is great. The views are fantastic.
Beautiful views at the top.
Fun loop hike for when you only have 30-45 minutes to exercise but want a great workaround. Be aware though that there are no facilities on or near the trail, so go the bathroom before visiting.
As of October, trail closes at 6pm and they kick you out by 6:30
Perfect day for doing the dish trail!
Good hike. Come early for parking.
Squirrels with no sense of self preservation.
Probably the best place to run in the bay area because you can see all parts of it from here. Lots of uphill terrain though so prepare to be exhausted.
Unfortunately you need to leave the park before 8:00pm. Some amazing view out there though.
Good workout and views. Can be busy on the weekends. Never seen a mountain lion ;)
Take the right fork at the beginning of the trail!
With the weekend masses. Parking is slim at both entrances.
Don't be scurred. Run!!!
360' sunrise scenes are amazing. It doesn't matter what direction you start, but probably better to go clockwise to get the extra steep terrain out of the way first.
Open/Close times vary by month based on how much daylight there is.
If you're afraid of squirrels, enter at your own risk
Make sure there is nothing visible in your car- it's not uncommon to see a parked car with a smashed window :-(
Keep to the right. What's so difficult, people?
Spotted a coyote traveling through the hills today
Be careful about cops when driving east on Stanford Ave after your run. On weekdays ~8am a police car seems to regularly be hiding right before Peter Coutts intersection
Love the dish but hate the parking situation? Sign the petition to help get it improved: http://www.change.org/petitions/stanford-university-improve-parking-at-the-stanford-dish
3.5 mile hike/run with some hills. Beautiful view of valley. Paved the whole way. One con is finding parking at times (though on weekend you can park at nearby elementary school). Other con no shade
A coyote on the trail came within 20 yards of us before veering off. Bold! Yell and wave your hands to get them less casual around humans.
Great 3.5 mile run. Once you're halfway you are forced to run the entire distance #goodexercisetrick
Awesome running route. Turn right at the beginning for a tough 3.6 mile course with several steep inclines.
The squirrels are really fat and they aren't afraid of anything
Just the best!
Very nice and safe trail! Beautiful view of the bay area and SF
Off payment parallel parking along the street at Stanford Ave. Gate closes at 7 pm, exit by 7:30 pm. Round loop takes ~1,5h in a good walking pace. Plan your hike accordingly.
Pro tip: run down the back side of the hill for a great view of the mountains. Warning: not for the faint of heart.
In July all the baby ground squirrels are squirreling around being a generally adorable nuisance
Go left at the fork, you'll just be coming back around anyway. This way you get a mullet-trail, hike at first and casual stroll and the end.
At the fork, go left. It's all a big circle but this way you get a hike up front and a casual stroll at the end. It's like the mullet of trails.
Nice place and safe to go for training
very nice walk.
Great leg and cardiopulmonary workout. Try arm weights to add an upper body workout.
You can see all kinds of wildlife such as hawks and tarantulas
Park at the nearby Lucille Nixon elementary school.
head to the right if you want an uphill workout!