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Deer Park Loop

MODERATE 38 reviews
#30 of 83 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.

Distance: 3.3 miles Elevation Gain: 583 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

walking

running

forest

views

wildlife

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

hiking
2 months ago

As everyone else said, the signage is lacking. However I did have google maps service for a good chunk of the trail and could see where to go. To do the loop, you want to: Go left from the school, up deer park trail (the switchbacks) until it meets up with a few other trails at the top of the hill. Go right up Buckeye Trail Go right on Worn Spring Rd Follow until it splits into 3, and go right on Yolanda Trail Follow until it splits into about 6 trails at once, and take a very immediate right onto Six Points trail (unlabeled but it’s the one with the wooden “steps”) Follow down until it meets up with Deer Park Fire Road, and go right. Then you’ll meet back up with the school. Took 2 dogs, not that much shade as you go up but after you reach the top it’s really calm and shady. Good “work up and cool down”. Don’t be turned off by the amount of cyclists you see when you park, many of them do not actually go on the trail and we only saw ~10 people pretty spaced out.

hiking
4 months ago

3.5 loop for hot days

hiking
Tuesday, May 08, 2018

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.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

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.

hiking
Sunday, January 21, 2018

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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