Big Trees Trail is a 6.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Novato, California 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.
dogs on leash
Very low traffic, nice if you want to get away from it all. At times there are horses on the trails from the stables nearby. Lots of deer on the deer camp trail in December.
One of the best in Marin Open Space! Gradual switchbacks make the uphill and downhill very runner-friendly.
Warning: when the single track Big Tree trail hits a fire road on the most eastern part of the track, go right, uphill and follow the road to the top. This section (mile 3.25 to mile 4) is very steep. Most runners like me will have to walk this section.
Great local hike! Beautiful, views, lots of shade!
Not too difficult. Love the redwoods at the top!
Nice hike. Not too tough. The redwood groves along the way are beautiful!