Quiet, mainly flat hike through trees and some open areas. Took me a bit less than an hour at a leisurely pace. I saw no one else during the walk but I did see deer and many varieties of birds. Very peaceful and a feeling of being quite remote until the last portion while walking alongside a large storage facility. Didn't see any litter on the trail which was refreshing.
I was looking for a shady trail and this fit the bill. Actually very nice trail and hike. Good trail and signage; 90% in the shade; gorgeous views and easy access. The last climb to the top (Big Trees) was a good little climb-just enough for the avg. person. And the Big Trees were fairly easy to find- beautiful redwood grove-fewer trees- but Big Daddy was a fatty-est. a 35ft diameter? Not too many folks-shared with a few horses as a stable nearby. I probaby did a 5 mile hike as I took Deer Camp - Big Trees-and back rather then the loop of Deer Camp-Big Trees- BT loop back. There is some elevation-so nice hike. My first in awhile so I will be adding more.
Rebecca K. on Marin County Open Space District: D...
Nice hike with dogs. Smelled good.