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Connecting the Stanford community

The 3.4-mile Stanford Perimeter Trail stretches from Junipero Serra Boulevard to Quarry Road. Hugging the campus on the south and east, it is part of a set of regional biking and hiking trails designed to connect recreational areas in the foothills to those in the Palo Alto Baylands. It also provides a safer school commute for students at three K-12 campuses along the route.

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The Dish in the Stanford foothills at dusk

Dish Recreational Route

This popular recreational area for hiking and jogging is open to the public from approximately sunrise to sunset throughout the year.