Neighborhood Tree Walks

Screenshot of Flowering Cherry tree (Prunus subhirtella) entry in the Pioneer Park interactive tree walk

Flowering Cherry Tree (Prunus subhirtella) along the Pioneer Park interactive tree walk route

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Canopy’s Tree Walk program consists of neighborhood tree walk routes throughout Palo Alto, Mountain View, East Palo Alto, and Menlo Park. The tree walks are a wonderful opportunity to spend time outdoors and enjoy the life-giving benefits of trees.

Introducing: New Interactive Tree Walk Guides

Canopy has launched a series of new Interactive Tree Walk Guides to help you learn about urban trees in your neighborhood and their role in creating healthy, vibrant communities. Scroll through the interactive map, photos, videos, and more to explore trees in your neighborhood. Each walk takes approximately 45 minutes to complete.

Stay tuned for more interactive tree walk guides to come!  Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates.

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Additional Tree Walks

Use the links below to take a self-guided tour or join Canopy for our monthly arborist-led walks.  During these popular tours, a certified arborist guides participants through one of the neighborhood routes, sharing in-depth information, fun facts, and tips about caring for trees and selecting tree species.

Update March 2020: In-person tree walks have been temporarily suspended for COVID-19 prevention. You can still enjoy a self-guided tree tour, and stay tuned for possible virtual, video-based walks!)

Palo Alto Tree Walk Routes

We’re updating tree walk routes. Stay tuned for a roll-out of the updated walks in mid-2020!


View Canopy Tree Walks in a larger map. See the Canopy Tree Library for a list of trees found on the tree walks.

Menlo Park & East Palo Alto Tree Walk Routes

Mountain View Tree Walk Routes

Other Community Tree Walk Resources

Ready for even more tree tours? Check out these local resources:

  • Gunn High School Campus Tree Tour – This self-guided tour of notable campus trees was developed by the Gunn High School library (with help from Canopy volunteer and Gunn teacher Carole Langston) to educate students, staff, and alumni about the majestic and inspiring trees on the Gunn campus.
  • Mountain View High School Tree Walk – Developed for the Mountain View High School as part of their Spartans Pause week to provide students a chance to take a break and spend time outdoors while learning about the trees on campus.
  • Trees of Stanford – Maps and lists of noteworthy trees throughout the beautiful Stanford campus.

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“On Canopy’s Tree Walks I’ve been learning about the latest in arboriculture as well as how to care for my own individual trees. What an invaluable experience!”

~ Dan Collins,
Palo Alto resident

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