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Baylands Nature Preserve

Bounded by Mountain View and East Palo Alto, the 1,940-acre Baylands Preserve is one of the largest tracts of undisturbed marshland remaining in the San Francisco Bay. Fifteen miles of multi-use trails provide access to a unique mixture of tidal and fresh water habitats.

Many consider this area to be one of the best bird watching areas on the west coast. The preserve has a substantial resident population of birds as well as being a major migratory stopover on the Pacific Flyway.

Dogs are allowed on-leash unless posted. Visit Website

Or call (650) 463-4900 for more information.

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BringFido Guest Rating

Baylands Nature Preserve has received a rating of 3.5 out of 5 bones by 2 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Tasneem
    Oct. 16, 2018
    Messy/muddy areas

    The marsh smells exactly as you would expect and after an hour there my pup's little legs were coated in dark brown smelly mud. We rinsed her paws off 4 times before getting in the car, but the smell persisted until a real bath. There is no place for the dogs to swim and rinse off the muck. Limited free parking spaces were available, as was a water fountain and restrooms. Would be good for taking a dog for a run if kept out of marsh.

  • Kathy
    More than a year ago
    Lovely views of the Bay Area

    Pretty strict about leash law but otherwise a nice hilly or marsh walk depending on which way you go. Lots of open space and wildlife (egrets to jack rabbits) for the dogs to enjoy. Lots of walkers, joggers, and bikers can be busy on weekends.

    Restrooms available, limited parking.

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