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Campus Walks

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Enjoy the campus and its surrounding area with a number of themed walks or trails below. Click here for a main campus map that provides estimated travel times when walking. For any walks through buildings, please note that there are restrictions for interior building access due to the pandemic. Please check the website of any department buildings for the most current guidelines and hours.

Architecture at Stanford: Self-Guided Walking Tours

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The two self-guided tours linked here highlight architecture and landscape across campus. Visitors can print a map or use the mobile app, and each tour should take about 60-120 minutes depending on the number of stops and your personal interest. The tour can be completed in half the time on a bike and can be split into shorter segments as well.

Dish Recreational Route

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This popular recreational area for hiking and jogging is open to the public from approximately sunrise to sunset throughout the year.   

Dog-friendly Trails around Stanford

dog hiking backpack

This site features over 13 miles of trails on or near campus that are open to leashed dogs. Please be respectful and come prepared with water and garbage bags to cleanup after your pet.
 

Green Library Self-Guided Walking Tour

Green Library

Green is the largest of Stanford’s 20 libraries, housing the Humanities and Social Sciences collections, Special Collections, University Archives, and the extensive Rumsey Map Center.


 

Perimeter Trail

Perimeter Trail

The Stanford Perimeter Trail is a partnership between Stanford and Palo Alto to create a set of hiking and biking trails connecting recreational areas in the foothills to those in the Palo Alto Baylands.

Stanford Campus Nature Walk

Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden

A self-guiding podcast tour of plants, animals, and science art on the Stanford Campus.



 

Stanford Campus Soundwalk

Woman holding phone to listen during soundwalk.

Joining the COVID-19 Memorial Soundwalk is part of a shared communal experience dedicated to remembering those who have been lost to COVID. This walking route is accompanied by a specially selected playlist of music performed by Stanford faculty and student musicians.

Stanford Redwood City Soundwalk

Stanford Redwood City campus

The COVID-19 Soundwalk at Stanford Redwood City is a walking route on campus, accompanied by a specially selected playlist of music performed by Stanford faculty and student musicians.


 

Trees of Stanford

Group on a tree tour

Make the acquaintance of over 400 species representing 150 genera and sixty families – 43,000-plus individual trees growing on campus. These Stanford maps, along with the Noteworthy Trees Map and accompanying descriptions, can be used to create pleasant outings or guided tree walks.

Walking the Farm

Walking the farm: 18 themed walks exploring the Stanford campus, 20 local hikes from the Foothills to the Bay.

18 themed walks exploring the Stanford campus, 20 local hikes from the Foothills to the Bay.