Phoenix Lake Trail is a 2.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near San Anselmo, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Great hike, pretty even grade throughout, half fire road / half trail
Great short, mostly level hike around a small beautiful lake.
Great trail run or walk. A little over half in the shade. Seems to be popular so parking could be an issue. I preferred counter clockwise but it wouldn't matter. Some of this is a dirt road, not a trail.
Wonderful walk, not too strenuous. Some parts you have to watch your step for rocks and roots ready to trip you up.
This is where i began my trail running and continues to be my favorite. Parking is limited so arrive early. If you are there on the weekend, may take 30mins to wait for a parking spot. however, i highly suggest dropping people/kids off at the parking lot and then parking back by Ross school. It's a .8mile distance from there to the parking lot at phoenix lake. We usually do this anyways so we can make the hike about 5 miles round trip. it's 3 miles from just the parking lot. the single track trail is on the other side of the lake with shade. id say total, there's about 70% shade on this loop.