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Mountain View Parks & Outdoor Activities

Nestled between the Santa Cruz Mountains and San Francisco Bay, Mountain View offers 35 urban parks and miles of paths and trails, including Shoreline Regional Park with biking, walking, and running trails, a lake, and a golf course. Get out and enjoy the fresh air, blue skies, and green space and reconnect with the Bay Area's natural side.
Parks & Trails
Hetch-Hetchy Trail – 2.6 miles
Connecting the Middlefield Light Rail Station to Stevens Creek Trail, the Hetch-Hetchy offers miles of paves trail for walking, running and cycling. The trail also gives access to Shoreline Park and Creekside Park.
Creekside Park – 2.3 miles
Enjoy walking, jogging, running, and biking on this 5-mile paved path through woodlands, tidal marshes, and Mountain View neighborhood parks. The nearby trail is dog friendly, offers parking and is open from dawn to dusk.
Shoreline at Mountain View – 3 miles
This beautiful wildlife and recreation area offers a diverse landscape of woodlands, creeks, and trails for jogging, hiking and biking along the San Francisco Bay. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Shoreline Park has gorgeous mountain and bay views, gardens, a golf course, and a lake for sailing, windsurfing and kayaking.
Shoreline Sailing Lake – 3 miles
This man-made lake is a beautiful setting for water sports, including sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and canoeing. The Shoreline Aquatic Center offers a range of rental watercraft, including pedal boats, canoes, kayaks, rowboats, windsurfers, and sailboats.
City of Mountain View Dog Park – 3 miles
Located just outside of Shoreline's main entrance, this dog park is perfect for some fresh air and play time with your pup. The Dog Park is open from 6:00 a.m. to until one hour past sunset.
Stevens Creek Trail – 1/4 mile from entrance
Take a walk, jog or bike ride on this 5-mile paved creekside path with many undercrossings and pedestrian bridges. Stevens Creek Trail offers beautiful scenery through woods, marshes and neighborhood parks and is dog friendly.
Permanente Creek Trail – 4 miles
This multi-use trail is a popular for walking, running, biking and getting to different neighborhoods and parks. Permanente Creek Trail goes from Shoreline at Mountain View over Highway 101 to Middlefield Road.
Black Mountain Trail - 4.9 miles
Located in the hills of nearby Los Altos, CA, this scenic 9.2-mile out and back trail offers moderate to hilly wooded terrain for walking, jogging, running, and hiking. You'll enjoy beautiful scenery and colorful wildflowers.
Rhus Ridge Trailhead - 9.5 miles
This 1.7-mile out and back trail in the nearby Los Altos Hills is moderate with good elevations. The trail is ideal for year-round walking, hiking, running and features beautiful wildflowers. The trail also connects to the Black Mountain Trail.
Stanford Dish Hiking Trailhead - 8.9 miles
Stanford Dish Loop Trail is a 3.8-mile loop near Stanford, California, used for walking, running and hiking. The moderate to steep paved path features beautiful scenery and wildflowers and is a popular spot for Stanford students and Silicon Valley professionals.