MNN Galleries

Palo Alto Baylands: Magnificent marshes will take your breath away

June 7, 2013, 1:08 p.m.
A trail in the Palo Alto Baylands Preserve

Photo: donjd2/Flickr

1 of 21

Bay area marshes

The Palo Alto Baylands Preserve is a special place in the San Francisco bay area. This 1,940-acre stretch of wild space is one of the largest pieces of undisturbed marshland left in the bay area, and is considered one of the best birding spots on the West Coast. Not only is it a place for birders, but the 15 miles of multi-use trails and open water offer a wide variety of activities for visitors. Find out about the wildlife, see the incredible views and learn about all the great activities to enjoy here. (Text: Jaymi Heimbuch)