Deer Park Loop

MODERATE 7 reviews
#26 of 51 trails in

Deer Park Loop is a 3.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Fairfax, California that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.3 miles
583 feet

dogs on leash


nature trips

trail running





Take Bolinas Road to Deer Park School and park in school parking lot.

1 month ago

Hiked up from the school clockwise. If you’re looking at the school there is a wooden fenced trail to the left which goes behind the school. From there you can find several trails.

Trail is pretty steep with switchbacks for the first 30 minutes or so.

Saw about 20 lizards in the first mile or so.

The first mile has some tall grasses so make sure to wear pants.

The trail itself was great - could use some better signage though.

2 months ago

Great trail. Like many others in the area, fairly shaded. I went clockwise and there was a steady 30 minute climb before leveling out. Not hard. Easy to join other trails and venture out. Trust the map, it's right. There are a couple of times you'll question it.

5 months ago

Beautiful vistas! Lovely views of Mt Tam and tree lines ridges. The first part of the trail (fire road) can be busy with bikers but eventually the trail splits off so it's just hikers. The parking area is tucked back in a neighborhood and the trail head is tricky to find. Overall, the biggest challenge was lack of trail/directional signage. We were confused at several points and even missed the trail back to the parking lot, ending up somewhere in the neighborhood. We'd def go back to this hidden gem but were disappointed at the inconsistent signage.

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