Blackstone Canyon Trail and Queenstone Fire Road

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Blackstone Canyon Trail and Queenstone Fire Road is a 9.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near San Rafael, CA that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

9.2 miles 3504 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

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. Take Queenstone Fire Rd. out and back.

2 months ago

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

hiking
5 months ago

Great!

1 year ago

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

1 year ago

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!!

hiking
3 years ago

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:

http://nmmc.net/Video/BlackstoneCanyon_QT.html