King Mountain Loop Trail

MODERATE 72 reviews

King Mountain Loop Trail is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Larkspur, California that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
718 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

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Hike around King Mountain which lays in the foot hills of Mt. Tamalpais. This loop trail explores the reaches of King Mt. Open Space Preserve

hiking
1 month ago

Prepare for a steep, hot start! My legs hurt for days after this one. The good thing is that it's only steep for a little bit and then flattens out and winds through shady trees.

hiking
2 months ago

Very Nice short hike with a solid incline at the beginning. You can street park in the residential area near the trailhead. The first part of the hike (before it forks) is pretty steep but after that it’s mostly flat-ish, minus a bit of stairs near the summit. Pretty trees and (on a clear day) a stunning view of Marin! Took us about 2 hours to complete but we stopped a lot and walked fairly slow. Saw a few other hikers along the way. The app says 3.3 miles but my recording says we went 3.9 miles. I would definitely do this one again!! Could be a great workout if you power walk/jog this trail.

4 months ago

Fabulous views- Steep at points, then easy walking. Not a lot of parking in area, good for locals. Shortish trail, accessed from top of Skylark as well.

8 months ago

Nice narrow path loop. Easy to moderate.

Friday, June 23, 2017

This is an Ok trail. Today was Jun 23, and it was hot and dry. The little creek was dried up, so make sure you come during more moist days. The view is super pretty and you see SOME red-wood trees. It is a very relaxing hike, with most of the workout at the beginning. Definitely check it out!

hiking
Saturday, April 15, 2017

Very convenient to Larkspur. Nice bay and Mt Tam views.

hiking
Friday, October 07, 2016

The first 3/4 mile on the fire road is fairly steep but when you get to the loop, it's very easy. It's also very shaded in the loop. I went counter clockwise and took every left. There seems to be some other adjoining trails. I hike with 2 smaller dogs and they picked up some small burs that stuck to them. Nothing too bad.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Was a little bit hilly at the first leg of the trip... Then opened up onto the shades trail.... About half way there was some more uphill calorie burning stairs...stairs and more stairs.... Then mostly low grade the rest of the hike... Beautiful views from the top!! Not too bad of a family hike !!

hiking
Monday, April 25, 2016

Beautiful trail. Im so glad I had alltrails. It was not marked that well. Lots of uphill action. Beautiful scenery

hiking
Sunday, March 06, 2016

Beautiful! Especially after a storm!

Friday, January 29, 2016

Great midweek hike fun with our dogs!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Beautiful trail, moderate climb with exception to several rather steep points. A bit frustrating to see the multiple bags of dog feces and miscellaneous trash along the trail. Otherwise an excellent hike with an epic view of Tam as a reward when you reach the top!

walking
Saturday, April 20, 2013

Year round trail with some views of Larkspur and Mt. Tam. Much of trail is heavily brushed and closed in. Loop trail - start to right if you want to end with up stairs, or vice versa. Intersects with other trails including down town Larkspur. Can be busy on weekends.

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