7.0 out of 10

Skyline Blvd, Palo Alto Hills

37.2989520725101 -122.163241151979
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parking
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Shopping Options
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Public Transport 2/5

"Unbelievable views!"

The stretch of Skyline Boulevard adjacent to La Honda is one of the best in the Bay Area! While it is a bit challenging to get to, it accesses a great open space preserve that is filled with hiking trails of all levels. Best of all, Windy Hill Summit, only a half-mile hike from one side of the parking lot and .2 miles from the other, offers views of both the Pacific Ocean and the entire bay.

Unfortunately, the best way to get there is up the seemingly never-ending switchbacks of Woodside Road. It is tough as a driver and even tougher as a passenger, if you have any history of carsickness. Not surprisingly, cell phone reception is in and out. But I wouldn't use a cell phone for any purposes other than taking pictures.
  • Beautiful views
  • Great hiking
  • Far-removed enough
  • Very expensive
  • Challenging drive
  • Poor cell phone reception
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers

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Skyline Blvd

"Unbelievable views!"
37.2989520725101 -122.163241151979

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