Baltimore Canyon, Dawn Falls Trail is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Larkspur, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Hike through lush wooded, fern covered canyons. Pass waterfalls and enjoy stunning SF Bay Vistas. This is a great trail to hike or run, even during or after rainfalls. For longer hike, park near Dolliver Park on Madrone Road. Walk a few blocks to Foley - take a left. Look for stairs after the third house on the left. Take a right at top of stairs and follow the narrow road until the end. There is a trail head sign for Lower Baltimore Canyon trail. Continue approx. one mile to a wooden bridge, where the Upper Baltimore Canyon trail begins. Continue .5-.75 and keep an eye out for the trail going up hill to the right. Cross the small creek and head up Lady Bug Trail to King Mt. Loop. At junction, continue straight, then go left to Wilson Trail. Cross a fire road. Turn right, heading down gravel path. For shorter hike, go left on King Mt. Loop to Dawn Falls or continue past gate on Ridgecrest Rd. Take left at Evergreen Dr. Left on Crown Rd. Becomes Blithedale Summit Fire Rd. Look for Dawn Falls Creek Trail on left just before suspension pipe.
Beautiful hike with the pup!
Great trail! Having a large Pit, it can be very difficult to find a place where people aren't afraid of my dog. Besides a few instances, Blue received a lot of love! There were some tight spaces which made maneuvering with a large dog a little difficult. I wanted to do a photo shoot and there is plenty to see out here! I want to do a very early morning hike one of these days. I will definitely be back for more.
Great Hike - even in the rain - interesting to be walking so close to houses at the start - Green everywhere - just pass the falls, i kept going up to the Hoo-Koo-E-Kool trail, amazing views of the Bay and Richmond Bridge
I went a day after it rained and it was so beautiful!