Terra Linda - Sleepy Hollow Ridge Trails

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Terra Linda - Sleepy Hollow Ridge Trails is a 5.9 mile loop trail located near San Rafael, California that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,246 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

wild flowers

wildlife

over grown

The Terra Linda Open Space Preserve holds a wonderful collection of trails and adventures waiting to be explored. A great location to spot butterflies and birds, keep your eyes out for Golden Eagles.

2 months ago

Bring water. When hiking between May and September you will be exposed to the full sun from mid morning and late afternoon. Very little tree canopy shade. Great birding area and some wonderful vista views. I would rate it an easy hike, more like a walk.

walking
2 months ago

I bring friends & family members who want to go on a hike but don’t really hike often here...it is a perfect >30minute route. Easy to take with dogs & children. There are hillsides that you can climb up to as well. There is also a wishing tree.

Great views too

trail running
4 months ago

Essentially, this is a network of coastal foothill paths in an open space reserve. Easy for walking (I guess you could call it "hiking") but I especially like it for its trail running opportunities - if you want to challenge yourself, there are routes with elevation gain to turn to; if not, plenty of flat terrain as well.

You'll get some nice views of the ocean, and you'll get to walk amongst Eucalyptus trees. Marin County ardently fights for its open spaces - this is evident by how "real estate-able" the area appears to be, yet, this open space remains for locals and outsiders (hint: you might stick out like a sore thumb as an outsider, they'll just know! no biggie) to enjoy.

No admission fees. Be ready for friendly dogs and people.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice wide fire roads with great vistas. Great to take dogs or younger kids. Gradual gentle uphill.

7 months ago

Great trail however when I got to midway and tried to catch the fire trail, it was all fenced up so had to hike back same way. Wish the trail was updated.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Great little walk with the pups.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Beautiful- a little muddy right now

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

This hike dies not exist because it is not possible to do the loop at the end. The owner has blocked the trail with a giant fence with cameras. The 680 trail though is fantastic with 5 bridges and beautiful vistas, pines, madrones, bays, and a wide variety of wildflowers.

hiking
Monday, August 29, 2016

Dog friendly, wide trails with tremendous panoramic views. Trail is showing major signs of our drought with foxtails lining the way. Parking is on a residential street.

hiking
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Great tam views and panoramic at points. At the very top, look for stone art.

hiking
Wednesday, June 29, 2016

I come here often and it's a good local hiking trail, but some of the paths need clearing and become slippery or rocky.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

A LOT of dogs of leash. Hummmmmm? A nice hike will probably do it again one day with my on leash little terrier.

mountain biking
Sunday, December 27, 2015

Good mix of fire roads and single track. Beautiful views. Lots of climbing!

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Great!

mountain biking
Sunday, October 11, 2015

Very nice little loop, nice views of Santa Margarita Valley.

hiking
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

this is the perfect hike to take a dog with you. on or off leash. I hike this trail often with my ridgeback.

hiking
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

best trail to go hiking i love it! the views are beauiltiful and the roads mite be a bit challenging but its worth it!

trail running
Monday, May 09, 2011

A scenic trail with considerable topographical variety. Good for hiking, running or biking. Many forks and options heading toward Lucas Valley, Terra Linda & Sleepy Hollow. No water during dry season, with streams alongside and crossing trail occasionally during wet season. Many views of Mt. Tam, the north bay, Terra Linda, San Rafael & Marin County Convention Center, and Sleepy Hollow.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
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mountain biking
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hiking
10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

recorded great views nice paths

hiking
Friday, August 04, 2017

hiking
Thursday, July 20, 2017

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