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Homestead Open Space Big Loop is a 2.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mill Valley, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length2.3 miElevation gain705 ftRoute typeLoop
dog friendlyHikingNature tripsBird watchingRunningForestViewsWildflowersWildlifeBlowdownMuddyOver grown
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A scenic loop with many trailhead access points. The lower portion of the trail traverses oak/bay forests with some small meadows. The upper trail section is open scrub and meadow with spectacular views of Mt Tam and the San Francisco Bay Area. Wildflowers of the area are described and tracked on the website of the local land trust: hvlt.org.

hvlt.org has history, trail map and a botanical inventory database of Homestead.

Best parking is at either end of the Homestead Fire Road along Panoramic or on Lattie Lane. There is also parking opposite 361 Ridgewood.

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Tara Boehm
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This trail is narrow and by what I mean by overgrown is that because the trail is narrow there is a lot of tall grass and plants that you will be rubbing up against. You can still see the trail and the overgrown aspect is minimal and did not deter me from enjoying the hike. I thought this was going to be an easy hike but it was quite the uphill- loved the views and the different trees and plants we saw along the way- very diverse.

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Pratik Shah
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it's nice hike with panaromic view, lots of shade. with kids it took 2 hours 15 min. great hike. willl.come again

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Marabeth Grahame
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Stolte Grove, shown as trail origin, has very limited parking. Best trailhead parking is at 4-Corners (Panoramic & Sequoia Valley Rd), end Lattie Ln, Edgewood/Sequoia Valley Rd, Edgewood/Marion. hvlt.org for map, wildflower info

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Garrett Plasky
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Roberta MacDonald
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Brad Bludau
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Noriko Groves
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Jaime Bloom
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jenifer monaghan
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Crystal Rupp
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Isabel Goldstein
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Andrei Savu
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Jeff Lieberman
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Michelle Wholelottamotta
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Jonny Sandlund
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Michael DiPippa
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Camila L
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Xara Hyter
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Xara Hyter
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Brian Scarth
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Lorna Anderson
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Brian Scarth
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Charles Russell
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Megan Haywood
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Ty Kendig
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Harlan Kennedy
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E F
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Emma James
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