Enjoy the campus and its surrounding area with a number of themed walks or trails below. Click here for a Stanford 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
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
This popular recreational area for hiking and jogging is open to the public from approximately sunrise to sunset throughout the year.
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.
Public Art on Stanford Campus
Stanford’s campus features more than 80 works of outdoor public art, accessible to the public 365 days a year. Explore campus with the Stanford Arts Map.
Stanford Campus Nature Walk
A self-guiding podcast tour of plants, animals, and science art on the Stanford Campus.
Stanford Campus 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
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
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
18 themed walks exploring the Stanford campus, 20 local hikes from the Foothills to the Bay.