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Azalea Hill and Alpine Lake Trail

MODERATE 18 reviews
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Azalea Hill and Alpine Lake Trail is a 2.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Fairfax, California that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, trail running, nature trips, and birding. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.8 miles Elevation Gain: 597 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

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nature trips

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lake

wild flowers

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rocky
1 month ago

Grassy, wear pants. Steep and rocky at some points. Beautiful views of the lake. I ended up off trail on a single track which was fun, but my cell phone map was spotty so I had to turn back. Bring a map with you if you go off trail.

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bugs
washed out
3 months ago

Pretty views. Not very much shade. The trail is washed out in one place where you need to scramble a bit. And trees down over the trail in two other places. Also, the last part of the loop is along a road, which isn’t my fave hiking conditions!

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8 months ago

We've driven past this trail a few times in the past on the way to the Cataract Trail. Decided the time had come to explore this trail instead. Turned out to be a really good experience! We did a 3 mile loop over the hill and down to the edge of Alpine Lake, then followed the shoreline for a while (passing several rough-skinned newts on the trail), past several waterfalls (it has been raining for the last 2 days), and then gradually back up the hill to the Bolinas-Fairfax Road and a 5 minute walk on the shoulder back to the car. Great views of the lake and misty Mt Tam in the background. I didn't give it 5 stars only because the trails could use a lot of maintenance in some parts.

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Sunday, July 08, 2018

Good Hike. Some steep downhill to start then a single track along the watershed. Bring some bug spray. Big deer flies along the whole trail.

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