King Mountain Loop Trail

MODERATE 7 reviews

King Mountain Loop Trail is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Larkspur, CA that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.3 miles 718 feet Loop

dogs on leash



wild flowers


Hike around King Mountain which lays in the foot hills of Mt. Tamalpais. This loop trail explores the reaches of King Mt. Open Space Preserve

16 days ago

The first 3/4 mile on the fire road is fairly steep but when you get to the loop, it's very easy. It's also very shaded in the loop. I went counter clockwise and took every left. There seems to be some other adjoining trails. I hike with 2 smaller dogs and they picked up some small burs that stuck to them. Nothing too bad.

3 months ago

Was a little bit hilly at the first leg of the trip... Then opened up onto the shades trail.... About half way there was some more uphill calorie burning stairs...stairs and more stairs.... Then mostly low grade the rest of the hike... Beautiful views from the top!! Not too bad of a family hike !!

5 months ago

Beautiful trail. Im so glad I had alltrails. It was not marked that well. Lots of uphill action. Beautiful scenery

7 months ago

Beautiful! Especially after a storm!

8 months ago

Great midweek hike fun with our dogs!

1 year ago

Beautiful trail, moderate climb with exception to several rather steep points. A bit frustrating to see the multiple bags of dog feces and miscellaneous trash along the trail. Otherwise an excellent hike with an epic view of Tam as a reward when you reach the top!

3 years ago

Year round trail with some views of Larkspur and Mt. Tam. Much of trail is heavily brushed and closed in. Loop trail - start to right if you want to end with up stairs, or vice versa. Intersects with other trails including down town Larkspur. Can be busy on weekends.