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San Carlos Explorers Stanford Dish Loop

San Carlos Explorers : The Exciting Stanford Dish Loop

April 10 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

San Carlos Explorers, here we go!

If you like to hike the hills of Edgewood park to the hills of Waterdog lake park, join the San Carlos Explorers for a 2-5 mile hike on the third Wednesday of each month.

Additionally, join the San Carlos explorers for a hike each day of Spring Break! Explorers will be led by Youth Center Staff and embark on five thrilling hikes. Lunch is not provided and participants will be transported in the San Carlos Recreation Vans. Explorers will meet at the Youth Center at 9:00 a.m. and arrive back at the Youth Center at 2:00 p.m. each day.

A packed lunch, water, sunscreen, and comfortable shoes are encouraged! Youth Center Membership is required. Ages 10-17. For more information please contact (650) 802-4122.

Register HERE.

About the Standford Dish Loop

Tucked within the scenic landscape of Stanford University’s campus in Palo Alto, California, the Stanford Dish Loop trail offers both locals and visitors a picturesque escape into nature. This beloved trail, known for its panoramic views of the surrounding hillsides and Silicon Valley skyline, provides hikers with a refreshing blend of exercise and tranquility.

As walkers traverse the well-maintained path, they are greeted by a diverse array of native flora and fauna, from towering oak trees to colorful wildflowers. The highlight of the trail is undoubtedly the iconic Stanford Dish, a large radio telescope perched atop the nearby foothills, which serves as a striking focal point against the backdrop of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Whether you’re seeking a brisk morning jog, a leisurely afternoon stroll, or simply a moment of solace amidst nature’s splendor, the Stanford Dish Loop offers an idyllic retreat that embodies the spirit of the Bay Area’s outdoor lifestyle.

Photo of a trail from Christine Chau with title Stanford Dish Loop Trail

Photo of a trail from Kara He with title Stanford Dish Loop Trail



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San Carlos Youth Center
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