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#46 of 90 state parks in California

Best trails in China Camp State Park

827 Reviews
Looking for a great trail in China Camp State Park, California? AllTrails has 15 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 9 moderate trails in China Camp State Park ranging from 3 to 8.9 miles and from 9 to 1,036 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

China Camp State Park is a destination for hikers, mountain bikers, families, and history lovers. Tucked in San Pablo Bay, the park offers expansive waterfront views and miles of diverse trails. The park is also home to a diversity of wildlife, such as deer and turkeys. China Camp is known as the birthplace of mountain biking and attracts many visitors for its extensive network of trails. There are great routes for trail running as well. Fishing is also a popular activity along the coast and off the pier of McNears Beach.

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Map of trails in China Camp State Park
Park information
Acreage:
75 acres
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - dusk
Tuesday
8:00 am - dusk
Wednesday
8:00 am - dusk
Thursday
8:00 am - dusk
Friday
8:00 am - dusk
Saturday
8:00 am - dusk
Sunday
8:00 am - dusk
Contact
415-456-0766
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Top trails (15)
#1 - China Camp State Park Loop
China Camp State Park
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Length: 8.9 mi • Est. 4 h 14 m
China Camp State Park Loop is a 8.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near San Rafael, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of aShow more
#2 - Oak Ridge Trail and Bay View Trail
China Camp State Park
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 2 h 22 m
Please note this trail requires a hiking permit ($3) and a parking pass ($5).Show more
#3 - Bay View Trail to Shoreline Trail Loop
China Camp State Park
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 2 h 3 m
Bay View Trail to Shoreline Trail Loop is a 4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near San Rafael, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a nShow more
#4 - Back Ranch Meadows
China Camp State Park
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 49 m
A multipurpose trail popular with local joggers around a valley containing one of China Camps Camping areas. A great place to sneak in some exercise after work. Segments of the trail look down into thShow more
#5 - San Pedro Peninsula Shoreline Trail
China Camp State Park
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Length: 8.8 mi • Est. 4 h 2 m
Take the Redwood Highway path to the Drakes Landing paths.Show more
#6 - Miwok Meadows
China Camp State Park
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 18 m
A very short hike to the Miwok Meadows Day-Use Area. This ADA accessible is great for people of all ages, and offers a great introduction to China Camp State Park.Show more
#7 - Peacock Gap Trail
China Camp State Park
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 30 m
Peacock Gap Trail is a 3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near San Rafael, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hikiShow more
#8 - Turtleback Point Loop
China Camp State Park
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 19 m
Walk along one of San Pablo Bay's sensitive wetlands area and lowland forest edge around Turtleback Hill. Views of Mount Diablo, Mt. Burdel, Jakes Island, and across to the east bay shoreline. A greatShow more
#9 - Miwok Meadows, Turtle Back, and Back Ranch Meadows Loop
China Camp State Park
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 1 h 39 m
Miwok Meadows, Turtle Back, and Back Ranch Meadows Loop is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near San Rafael, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skilShow more
#10 - Shoreline Trail, Oak Ridge Drive, and Bayview Trail Loop
China Camp State Park
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Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 3 h 6 m
China Camp State Park Trail Use fee $3. Dogs are permitted in campgrounds, picnic areas, and parking lots if they are kept on a leash and under control at all times.Show more
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