Pearson-Arastradero Preserve is a beautiful mixture of rolling grassland and evergreen forest. It varies in elevation from 275 feet in the northeast to 775 feet in the southwest. Wildlife that is not uncommon to see are deer, bobcats, coyotes, and many varieties of birds. Each area of the preserve has something different to offer, whether it is a view of the bay, a quiet walk through the grasslands, or a snooze by the lake.
The Pearson-Arastradero Preserve, and the surrounding area are habitats for the California mountain lion. Mountain lion precautions and notices are posted at the preserves' authorized entrance points. California Department of Fish and Game offers the following suggestions when traveling in Mountain Lion Country:
Help track mountain lion activity by promptly reporting all sightings to the rangers at (650) 329-2423. In an emergency, call Palo Alto Police Communications 24 hours a day at 650-329-2413.
For more information on California mountain lions visit the California Department of Fish and Game's Keep Me Wild web page.
These are a few of the rules that enable everyone to have an enjoyable experience in this nature preserve:
1530 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304 View Map
1530 Arastradero Road ,
Palo Alto, CA 94304
8:00 AM - Sunset(Please see below "Open Space Hours" for specific closing times throughout the year)
Last updated on January 26, 2023