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Back Ranch Meadows is a 1.8 mile loop trail located near San Rafael, California that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is good for all skill levels and offers a number of activity options.

Length 1.8 mi Elevation gain 134 ft Route type Loop

Kid friendly

Hiking

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Walking

Running

Wild flowers

Wildlife

No dogs

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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 the campground below. This trail provides access to higher elevations and trails with greater difficulty.

California State Parks-China Camp http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=466

Parking at China Camp gets busy on weekends and holidays.

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Hana K.
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Victoria Delzeith
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Hiking

A beautiful hike anytime of year. The hike is relatively flat so it never seems as long as it is.

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Pablo Castillo
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Ivana H.
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Hiking

Long and nice. Make sure you go around from left clockwise so you go up gradually. Sunny but also shady. Made 10 miles in 3:45

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Pratik Tandel
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Fee

$3 fee for hikers. hike is very well paved and shared with bikers. very pleasant and chill. no views. good if you're trying to get a pre lunch walk

Jay K.
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HikingMuddy

Not very exciting, nor beautiful with lots of views. Just a basic, relatively flat stroll.

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William Masterson
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Mountain biking

Extra loop for mountain biking

Amy Thompson
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Nice easy hike to do with kids, just watch out for mountain bikers cause they come around the corners fast!

Veronica Thalia Vega
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Hiking

Super easy for kids, they loved it. We sighted deer while on our walk.

Andy R
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Anna Lijphart
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David Jimenez
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Rob Riedel
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Cedric Cedric Hernandez
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Peter Dudek
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Ron Schneidermann
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Juliana Nunes
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Andy R
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Berry Foster
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Jim Malcolm
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Kim Thompson
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Adam Wallach
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Adam Wallach
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Juliana Nunes
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Joe Hagen
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Andy R
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E S
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Ashley McLoughlin
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Margery Vernon
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walter bachtiger
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