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Best trails in Corte Madera

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Looking for a great trail near Corte Madera, California? AllTrails has 9 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Mount Tamalpais State Park or San Bruno Mountain State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like McNee Ranch or San Pedro Valley County Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 6 easy trails in Corte Madera ranging from 0.7 to 3.4 miles and from 6 to 951 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Corte Madera
Top trails (9)
#1 - Ring Mountain via Loop and Phyllis Ellman Trail
Ring Mountain Open Space Preserve
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 41 m
Ring Mountain is part of the Marin County Parks Open Spaces offering amazing 360 degree views of Tiburon, Corte Madera, and on a clear day, even across the bay into San Francisco. The main trail itself is rather short and steep in some sections which provide an elevation gain of 500+ ft (depending where you start). There are several trails throughout the open space to explore and there is also multiple access points to the top. Trail activities include: hiking, walking, trail running, photography, wildflowers, birding, and rock climbing at Turtle Rock.Show more
#2 - Blithdale Loop
Blithedale Summit Open Space Preserve
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 2 h 8 m
#3 - Mayor's Lookout via Corte Madera and Blithedale Ridge Forest Roads
Blithedale Summit Open Space Preserve
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 43 m
#4 - Ring Mountain Fire Road
Ring Mountain Open Space Preserve
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 6 m
#5 - Phyllis Ellman Trail
Ring Mountain Open Space Preserve
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 1 h 9 m
#6 - Blithedale Ridge Fire Road
Corte Madera, California
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 18 m
#7 - Phyllis Ellman and Reed Ranch Loop
Ring Mountain Open Space Preserve
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 26 m
#8 - Harvey Warne Trail Loop
Camino Alto Open Space Preserve
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 16 m
#9 - Corte Madera Marsh Path
Corte Madera, California
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 19 m
This pathway is part of the San Francisco Bay Trail. A great path for a walk, a quick ride or a run suitable for the whole family! Enjoy beautiful views of the marshes, you can see Mount Tam and even San Quentin State Prison from a far. The trails that create the loop around the marsh are not paved, so wide-tired or gravel bikes will fare better there. On the southern edge of the marsh the San Clemente Drive Park has a buttery-smooth paved bike path that connects to Paradise Drive. Many species of birds can be found in Corte Madera Marsh State Marine. Enjoy! Show more