Big Trees Trail

MODERATE 29 reviews
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Big Trees Trail is a 6.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Novato, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

6.5 miles 1332 feet Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
7 days ago

Great local hike. Lots of salamanders along the way. My dogs enjoyed it and we rarely ran into people. Nice views at the top and beautiful redwoods along the way.

hiking
9 days ago

Enjoyed this nice little hike in the hills near Novato. Easy parking and only ran into a few other hikers. Gradual climb to the top with some great views of the bay and surrounding hills. Lots of bugs and horse turds so watch your steps.

17 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

trail running
1 month ago

1 month ago

Great hike! Great views saw 3 people the whole time. I will be back.

hiking
1 month ago

Great Hike - TrailHead on the left (next to a house) right before you get to a dirt road - redwoods are nice (not a ton and not very large) but the views walking up are real nice. Ton of Horse stuff - pretty narrow trail and very little direct sun. We were first people on the trail at around 730 only saw one other person. Great workout and really enjoyed it

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Very low traffic, nice if you want to get away from it all. At times there are horses on the trails from the stables nearby. Lots of deer on the deer camp trail in December.

3 months ago

trail running
3 months ago

One of the best in Marin Open Space! Gradual switchbacks make the uphill and downhill very runner-friendly.

Warning: when the single track Big Tree trail hits a fire road on the most eastern part of the track, go right, uphill and follow the road to the top. This section (mile 3.25 to mile 4) is very steep. Most runners like me will have to walk this section.

3 months ago

4 months ago

4 months ago

Great local hike! Beautiful, views, lots of shade!

5 months ago

5 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

7 months ago

Not too difficult. Love the redwoods at the top!

7 months ago

8 months ago