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Best trails in Olompali State Historic Park

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Explore the most popular trails in Olompali State Historic Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Description

Olompali State Park, located three miles north of Novato on U.S. 101, overlooks the Petaluma River and San Pablo Bay from the east-facing slopes of 1,558 foot Mount Burdell. The name "olompali" comes from the Miwok language and may be translated as "southern village" or "southern people." The Coast Miwok inhabited at least one site within the area of the present-day park continuously from as early as 6,000 BC, until the early 1850s. Olompali contains "kitchen rock," a large boulder used as a mortar in which early people ground acorns and seeds into a fine flour for food preparation. Many women would gather near such grinding rocks to prepare food and socialize.

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Map of trails in Olompali State Historic Park
Park information
Park hours
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Contact
415-892-3383
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Top trails (2)
#1 - Miwok to Upper Mt Burdell Trail
Olompali State Historic Park
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Length: 9.6 mi • Est. 4 h 51 m
Miwok to Upper Mt Burdell Trail is a 9.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Novato, California that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as moderate and is primarily uShow more
#2 - Olompali Trail
Olompali State Historic Park
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 35 m
Explore this easy loop in the Olompali State Historic Park. Hike through grasslnd and oak woodland. This loop connects the Miwok and Lower Mt. Burdell trails. Olompali comes from Coast Miwok words meShow more