Skyline Boulevard
Palo Alto, CA 94034

No Parking Fee

Upper Stevens Creek County Park

Grizzly Flat 
Trail Length: 4.4 miles (Loop)  
Degree of difficulty: Strenuous   

*Alternate route for ADA – Deer Meadow Trail at Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve 

Park Notes  

  • A wilderness experience for visitors interested in the park’s mature stands of Douglas fir and redwoods. 

  • Popular with mountain bicyclists and for its long hiking trails and valley vistas. 

  • Creek crossings are unimproved and closed when flooded. Check conditions before assessing trails during wet seasons. 

Trail Info & Highlights  

  • Dogs are not allowed past the destination point as it enters Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District property. 

  • Offers some technical mountain bike experience 

  • Single-track (3-foot in width) along Canyon Trail; fire road width the rest of the way. 

  • Travels though varied plant communities (including, coastal mixed hardwood, 

  • Douglas fir, California bay, mixed oak and coastal shrub communities) 

  • Average trail grade: 16%. Maximum trail grade: 26% 

  • 60% shaded canopy 

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