Los Altos Hills, Stanford celebrate new Arastradero Trail

Arastradero Trail ceremony
Stanford and Los Altos Hills officials recently celebrated the completion of the Arastradero Trail. (Photo: Ellie Van Houtte/Los Altos Town Crier)

LARRY HORTON, senior associate vice president for government and community relations, recently joined municipal officials from the Town of Los Altos Hills to celebrate the completion of the Arastradero Trail. Also attending from Stanford were MARIA CACHO, senior environmental planner and analyst, and JIM INGLIS, director of design and construction in Real Estate Operations.

Horton called the celebration “a warm and sincere occasion.”

The Los Altos Hills town council accepted an offer from Stanford in May 2012 to cooperate on improving the town’s portion of the Arastradero Trail as part of a 2006 agreement between the university and Santa Clara County.

The dedication ceremony marked the completion of the 2-mile portion of the trail that begins at Purissima and Arastradero roads and extends to the Palo Alto border at the Arastradero Preserve. The trail, which is part of the Santa Clara Countywide Trails Master Plan, connects the Arastradero Preserve and the open spaces along Skyline.

The project included the addition of full-sized bike lanes, a 5-foot-wide unpaved walking path along the south side of Arastradero Road and renovation of existing walking paths behind the park-and-ride lot and along Page Mill Road to the Arastradero intersection, where a protected pedestrian crosswalk was added.