Phoenix Lake Trail is a 2.9 mile out and back trail located near San Anselmo, CA that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Great trail run or walk. A little over half in the shade. Seems to be popular so parking could be an issue. I preferred counter clockwise but it wouldn't matter. Some of this is a dirt road, not a trail.
Wonderful walk, not too strenuous. Some parts you have to watch your step for rocks and roots ready to trip you up.
This is where i began my trail running and continues to be my favorite. Parking is limited so arrive early. If you are there on the weekend, may take 30mins to wait for a parking spot. however, i highly suggest dropping people/kids off at the parking lot and then parking back by Ross school. It's a .8mile distance from there to the parking lot at phoenix lake. We usually do this anyways so we can make the hike about 5 miles round trip. it's 3 miles from just the parking lot. the single track trail is on the other side of the lake with shade. id say total, there's about 70% shade on this loop.
Pretty easy trail with beautiful views
Lots of shade. Next time bring lunch and spend more time there with Mimi. Perfect length. Easy to get there and I only needed three hours for a whole trip.
The tail itself is really easy. The view from every angle is breathtaking!
Sandra Dee K.
I started on Phoenix Lake and also went on Bobs trail, Yolanda Trail..... This trail is breath taking and beautiful.
Very pretty loop. A bit crowded and you have to park quite a bit away in a community.
Peaceful. A walk around the lake.
Fairly easy trail, great for family and trail running. Scenery is just so so.
One of the most timeless hikes in Marin. Beautiful, peaceful and epitomizes the grandeur of this great place we live. I have been coming here since I was a child in the 70's and it never disappoints. A must have on your bay area hike bucket list!
Incredibly beautiful trail good for running mountain biking or hiking
Great easy trail! Live the nature!