Olompali Trail

EASY 23 reviews

Olompali Trail is a 3.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Novato, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
3.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
613 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

no dogs

Explore this easy loop in the Olompali State Historic Park. Hike through grasslnd and oak woodland. This loop connects the Miwok and Lower Mt. Burdell trails. Olompali comes from Coast Miwok words meaning southern and village or people. Researchers believe that Olompali was one of the largest villages in what is now Marin County.

1 month ago

Very easy and mostly shaded! Nice little creek at the northern part of trail. Love the history lesson before the walk. Great for little ones! If mosquitoes are attracted to you, do not forget the bug repellent! Lol

3 months ago

A nice walk with lots of birds and butterflies. Find a bathroom before you get there. We found no facilities. The visitor center was not open Sunday, 2/25/18. Lots of historical buildings and a few teepees would keep kids busy exploring. We’ll go again. The views are lovely.

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4 months ago

Gorgeous! cant believe Ive lived so close and never gone. They do close the gates at 5pm, unlike other parks, so make sure to calculate your time especially if you want to do the upper ridge. Second favorite part of this hike was the shade. 2/12 I needed and long sleeve and a light jacket. But I could imagine how refreshing in the summer this hike would be. And all the pictures are right on

5 months ago

very nice and shaded. my 2.5 was able to walk most of it.

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9 months ago

Fun, moderate hike. Best in spring or winter.

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11 months ago

Great trail. A few fallen trees on the trail that need to be removed. Otherwise these are hazardous.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

First hike with the kiddos. Muddy trail due to recent rain. All had wet socks, muddy shoes and paws.

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Easy but authentic hike for beginners... with lots of encouraging and rewarding vistas. Perfect trail to seduce someone into more hikes in the future. Your XBOX kids might find a challenge keeping up. No functioning bathrooms when offices are closed... gotta resort to more natural ways.

Monday, January 25, 2016

I took the trail up to where it meets with Mt Burdell. Lots is switch backs make it doable, but then you feel like the scenery is all the same. Hearty walk up, but and easy 5 mile jog back down.

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Nice easy hike if you have small children. Village in the beginning has lots to see. The trail is not very scenic, but it's easy and the entire family can enjoy it.

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

A nice easy walk in a pretty park with lots of history. You can also extend your hike to the top of Burdell for some great views.

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