Brutal Rush Creek Bahia Trail is a 6.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Novato, California that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 6.8 miles Elevation Gain: 465 feet Route Type: Loop

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Very easy walk can be very narrow in some parts and a lot of space to pull off if a mountain biker is speeding down the trail! We like to take the windy Bahia trail west (out)then take the high grounds on the fire road back East.

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Sun Apr 21 2019

great trail with lots of shade. you do share the trail with cyclists and runners which gets interesting on the narrow single file sections. should have turned on recording at beginning of hike. we had a loop picked out but second guessed ourselves and ended up doing an up and back. this was the back we recorded.

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Wed Nov 28 2018

Easy trail, mostly flat, with some open sections and some among the trees. We saw plenty of bird life on the marsh. Trail surface is mostly very good. There are some nice vies across the marsh. the North Levee part of the trail is closed due to a break in the levee (Nov 2018).

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Sat Dec 30 2017

Peaceful and lots of nature to watch.

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Sun Sep 10 2017

Easy but nice 1hr hike close to home. We only took half the advertised trail, then took the bridge, then walked thru the Rush Creek development.

running
Sat Jul 08 2017

Great views, amazing amount of herons and egrets. Lots of poison oak, though...

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Wed Jun 07 2017

Super easy, relatively flat trail. The levy (almost 1.5 miles in) had really high grasses, check for ticks! My first intro to this trail was mt biking with children, it was perfect for that. Dogs on leash only due to marshes - lots of ducks.

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Wed May 31 2017

Easy trail for trail running. Mostly flat with a small climb at around mile 5.

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