Marin County Open Space District: Deer Island Trail

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Marin County Open Space District: Deer Island Trail is a 1.9 mile loop trail located near Novato, California and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.9 miles 170 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

A small loop that is easily accessible and won't take very long. It offers views of Novato Creek

hiking
21 days ago

Lovely trail, lots of water and birds to look at. We went up de borba trail which gave some nice views. Hawks circling and crying, woodpecker and we passed and were passed by NO OTHER PEOPLE.

2 months ago

5 months ago

Irises in the Spring are beautiful. In the summer watch out for poison oak. We have spotted coyotes, owls and wild turkeys on this trail.

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Easy, good for kids. 50 mins with a 6 year old (stop/start!)

10 months ago

Short and sweet. Keep dogs on leash until out of view of the ranger house at least, they will ticket!

hiking
1 year ago

1 year ago

Quiet, mainly flat hike through trees and some open areas. Took me a bit less than an hour at a leisurely pace. I saw no one else during the walk but I did see deer and many varieties of birds. Very peaceful and a feeling of being quite remote until the last portion while walking alongside a large storage facility. Didn't see any litter on the trail which was refreshing.

2 years ago

Thurs Jan 8th - 60 min loop - back again on tuesday Jan 20 - 45 min

hiking
2 years ago

trail running
3 years ago

hiking
3 years ago

3 years ago

walking
3 years ago

hiking
4 years ago

Loop through Eucalyptus groves is nice but too close to freeway and mini storage to feel like you're in the wilderness...

hiking
5 years ago

This is a good easy hike. It might take you an hour if you are walking really slow.

hiking
6 years ago

Nice hike with dogs. Smelled good.