Take a Walk on the Historic Side
Palo Alto Battlefield offers a half-mile walking trail connecting the visitor center to a battlefield overlook. As you make your way down the trail, you will find interpretive waysides and rest areas. The battlefield trail is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every day of the week.
Once on the battlefield, you will find additional trails leading you out onto the Mexican and U.S. battle lines. You can actually stand on the spot where U.S. and Mexican soldiers stood on that fateful May afternoon in 1846. Flags on the north and south ends of the field represent the positions of General Taylor's and General Arista's armies.