Redwood Grove Nature Preserve 482 University Ave./Lincoln Ave., 4 mi. from Palo Alto, (650) 947-2790. Open daylight hours. Free.
Tucked into a residential area, this surprising park features a redwood grove that was planted in the 1920s. On the left of the entrance, a boardwalk follows the creek through the grove, and up higher the more rustic Hillside Trail also follows the creek. Picnic tables are available.
|entrance to Redwood Grove Nature Preserve in Los Altos, California|
|main trail at Redwood Grove Nature Preserve in Los Altos, California|
|redwoods cluster at Redwood Grove Nature Preserve in Los Altos, California|
On the right of the entrance, a short trail leads to larger Shoup Park which is equipped with a creek-side party area and a children’s playground. Approaching this area via North San Antonio Road, allows you to see many tall redwoods lining that road before you reach the small downtown of Los Altos on Main Street.
|sign to Shoup Park at Redwood Grove Nature Preserve in Los Altos, California|
|children playing in creek at Shoup Park in Los Altos, California|
|playground at Shoup Park in Los Altos, California|
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