Mount Burdell Trail is a 5.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Novato, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
From the Novato Valley, this oak-studded mountain rises 1,558 feet to a summit which offers breathtaking views of the entire Bay Area. Along the way, visitors pass through lush grasslands and impressive forests that contain some of the finest (and oldest) specimens of oak and bay trees in Marin. From the gate off of San Andreas Dr, take the Michako trail to the San Carlos Fire Rd. Then climb past hidden lake on Cobbleston Trail to the Deer Camp Fire Rd. Take this to the summit at 1,558 ft. Return via the same route.
I've hiked the trail a few times and now will post these 4.5 stars. I've only hiked the full 5.23 mile loop to the top and not the tribs, but have a love/hate relationship going up the very rocky Old Ouarry Trail segment. Hot and dry during the summer, only slightly more forgiving in January. Cows with plenty of water runoff from the rains. Enjoy!!
Beautiful open trail. Great views of the bay when it's clear!
Beautiful views and oak trees. Will keep coming back until I see the cows!
Dogs are allowed off leash on fire roads
The Quarry Trail is called that for a reason! It's rocky as hell. But joking aside, I was blown away by the classic California landscape. I'll be back!
Had a great day hiking with the kids. They didn't find the trails difficult.
Wide-open trails lots of rocks
Nice loop trail with some good views...can be hot as it's largely in the open. The steer will also keep you company.
Good hike. Good elevation in spots. Watch out for cows! Great views.