Really loved the hike! Lots of shade so great for a hit day. And views of the city were spectacular!

2 months ago

It's a boring trail but great workout. As you're going up you're facing away from the water so you don't get nice views going up. Going down you get a bit more views but not that many. There isn't a lot of shade so if it's hot bring lots of water. I wouldn't rate this as difficult, it's a moderate hike.

Beautiful views. Quiet.

An excellent, shaded hike with an ever-increasing grade and wonderful seasonal creek. Great fun with kids!

Jan 29th - 150 minutes up the Pebble Beach trail to Big Rock --

Fri Jan 23rd - discovered this canyon hike - and fell in love with it! did 70 minutes - came back on Sat 24th with Tegan,Cliff,Katherine and Jobo for 70 minutes will be back many times I'm sure!!

The Queenstone Fire Road trail circumnavigates Blackstone Canyon in North Marin County. To access the fire road on Queenstone off of Miller Creek Road take the Marinwood exit from Highway 101 and head West.

The trail climbs more than 1500' and provides 360 degree views of the Bay Area including Mt. Tamalpais, SF, Mt. Burdell, the Sonoma areas and the Bay waters from Napa to the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. Mt. Diablo in the East Bay is also visible.

I did a short video about the hike. You can view it here: