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Pearson-Arastradero Preserve - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

1530 Arastradero Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA

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About Pearson-Arastradero Preserve

This is a beautiful mixture of rolling grassland and evergreen forest. It protects most of the Arastradero Creek watershed, including its ephemeral Mayfly Creek tributary. It also includes the upper reach of the Felt Creek tributary to Stanford's Felt Reservoir. Each area of the preserve has something different to offer, whether it is a view of the bay, a quiet walk through the grasslands, or a snooze by the lake.


Attractions Near Pearson-Arastradero Preserve

Stanford Dish
Stanford Dish2.44km from Pearson-Arastradero Preserve

Stanford Dish, is a radio antenna in the Stanford foothills. The 150-foot-diameter dish was built in 1961 by the Stanford Research Institute. The dish is still actively used today for academic and research purposes. The area around the Dish offers a popular 3.5 mile recreational trail. This is a popular local hiking trail, with view of 280 and Stanford. There are a few trails but the main one is 3.56 miles

Foothills Nature Preserve
Foothills Nature Preserve2.68km from Pearson-Arastradero Preserve

This is a 1,400-acre park and nature preserve in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California. The park contains nearly one tenth of all land in Palo Alto. About 90 acres of the park are developed with amenities including a large grassy field, picnic sites, a walk-in, tent-only campground, and a nature interpretive center. Boronda lake is used for fishing, rowing, and canoeing. The park also has 15 miles of trails.

Hanna House
Hanna House3.34km from Pearson-Arastradero Preserve

Also known as simply the Hanna House, located on the Stanford University campus. It was Frank Lloyd Wright's first work in the Bay Area and his first work with non-rectangular structures. The house was chosen by the American Institute of Architects as one of seventeen buildings by the architect to be retained as an example of his contribution to American culture. The house is one-story high with a central clerestory (an outside wall of a room

Memorial Church
Memorial Church4.43km from Pearson-Arastradero Preserve

Located on the Main Quad at the center of the Stanford University campus, it was built during the American Renaissance by Jane Stanford as a memorial to her husband Leland. The church has been called "the University's architectural crown jewel". The church's chaplains were instrumental in the founding of Stanford's religious studies department.

Redwood Grove Nature Preserve
Redwood Grove Nature Preserve5.02km from Pearson-Arastradero Preserve

Redwood Grove Nature Preserve is a 6.12 acre facility, which contains picnic tables, a boardwalk along Adobe Creek, and a Hillside Trail. It showcases a range of California ecosystems including redwood forest, the riparian floodplain of Adobe Creek, oak woodland, and native meadow. A good trekking destination and also there are so many things to see and do.

Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts
Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts5.1km from Pearson-Arastradero Preserve

Art museum on the campus of Stanford University. The museum first opened in 1894 and now consists of over 130,000 square feet of exhibition space, including sculpture gardens. The museum is open to the public and charges no admission.

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