Ridge Fire Trail is a 4.5 mile out and back trail located near San Rafael, CA that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
This hike will take let you experience great view of the Bay, and is a popular section of trail for mountain bikers and trail runners. Take Mcnears fire trail to The Ridge Fire trail
I love the eucalyptus grove on the top of the ridge, just wish the trail was easier to access from terra Linda.
If you take this trail from the China Camp Village parking lot south along the ridge trail (the china camp village trail will take you to the ridge trail), it's an amazing view of the Bay all the way over to Richmond. It's an easy walk, but you can get great mileage out of it too.
The problem is that it's extremely popular with cyclists. If you can go during a weekday, you might be ok - otherwise, you are guaranteed to be moving for cyclists every 5 minutes or so. It can be stressful.