Baylands Nature Preserve

Baylands Nature Preserve

Bounded by Mountain View and East Palo Alto, the 1,940-acre Baylands Preserve is the largest tract 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.

Things To Do

Include walking, running or biking on 15-miles of trails, bird watching, wind surfing, and boating (non-motorized such as canoes, kayaks or small, hand-launched boats and sailboards). The City also offers a variety of nature walks and programs on ecology and natural history.

Special Needs

The Lucy Evans Baylands Nature Interpretive Center is completely handicapped accessible. All exhibits and displays have been produced according to Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines. All exhibit text is presented in both English and Spanish.

Baylands Nature Preserve
2500 Embarcadero Road
Location Map

Open daily from 8:00 am until sunset. Click here for Park Hours.

Baylands Trail Map

Open Space Trail Map

Lucy Evans Baylands Nature Interpretive Center
2775 Embarcadero Road
Phone: 650-329-2506
To Reserve: 650-329-2412
Location Map

Baylands Athletic Center (baseball and softball)
1900 Geng Road
Phone: 650-329-2697

Picnic facilities and barbecues (adjacent to the Ranger Station), Available first-come, first-serve.
2500 Embarcadero Road.

Facility Use Application Form (PDF)

Special Events Permit and Application




Last Updated: May 3, 2012