Big Trees Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews
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Big Trees Trail is a 6.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Novato, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

6.5 miles 1298 feet Loop

dogs on leash



nature trips




wild flowers


10 days ago

Great local hike! Beautiful, views, lots of shade!

3 months ago

Not too difficult. Love the redwoods at the top!

5 months ago

5 months ago

Nice hike. Not too tough. The redwood groves along the way are beautiful!

4 years ago

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.