Arastradero offers some nice hiking trails in a convenient, accessible location, just off of 280 in Palo Alto.
We took Juan Bautista de Anza Trail, which runs along Arastradero Creek. Not far along, we saw two deer that were very close to the trail (unfortunately, no pic this time). We also saw a quail along the way as well as some other waterfowl at Arastradero Lake; although we mainly could hear them as the lake is secluded in vegetation.
We turned right onto on Acorn Trail, then right on Meadowlark... nice views looking east, including the preserve's expansive rolling hills, as we looped back.
Stulsaft is located in Redwood City and is one of the few parks in the area with off-leash trails, although the park area itself is on-leash.
Nice park for a short hike... there is a small creek that runs through the park and several trail options. There are also picnic tables, barbecue pits, a playground and a nice little soccer field located here.
The dogs enjoyed the hike, especially the brief off-leash time!