Explore the most popular views trails near Greenbrae with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

walking
1 month ago

Beautiful loop trail, easy and scenic.

Saturday June 23. Sky Oaks Road is closed due to HIGH fire warning.

Great Hike. Felt longer than 3.7 miles

hiking
3 months ago

Absolutely love this hike! It's easy and very little traffic. Goes through lots of different kinds of landscapes. The views of the lake are stunning.

Great easy hike for families - varied landscape - beautiful pasture hills with wildflowers and then magical redwood forest. Good for dogs too

Good for trail running...

hiking
4 months ago

Loved this hike/nature walk! There’s limited parking on the residential street at the trailhead. Gorgeous view of the mountains at the start, then a steep decline into the valley where it gets shadier. The trail goes along the creek and there’s a very pretty waterfall at one point. We did about 2.8 miles total which took an hour and a half. Very nice scenery, will definitely return!

hiking
7 months ago

Short but good

Easy fun loop that we can take the pup along. Half shady, half sun. Take the sunny side first so you're not facing the sun while walking.

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Excellent, peaceful long walk around the water. Half the hike was sunny and half shaded. The breeze on the lake makes this an easy and enjoyable walk.

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Bikes dusty mostly exposed, lovely views tho

hiking
Sunday, May 28, 2017

Pretty flat trail looping around the lake. The trail was pretty rocky and had lots of roots sticking up in places. Well maintained and definitely quite beautiful. A few port-a-potties available along the route. Half the trail was in the shade and the other half in the sun with a nice breeze blowing. Went with two 5-year-olds, and somehow it took 6 hours! We did stop for lunch for an hour and little pit stops at some of the "beaches." It felt much longer than 4 miles. We saw wild turkeys, deer, ducks, herons, buzzards, and lizards, most with babies in tow, which were adorable. I am worn out, but I would come back again. Parked on Rocky Ridge Rd near the dam between Alpine and Bon Tempe lakes. There was a machine on the way in that took cash or credit cards for the $8 parking fee and spit out a receipt to display on your dash. Easy.

hiking
Saturday, May 20, 2017

Great, easy hike. Very beautiful. As a warning - they are very strict on leash law!! Only downfall is all this beautiful water that you can't swim in. $8 to park.

Friday, May 12, 2017

awesome, beastly

Saturday, April 22, 2017

So beautiful!

hiking
Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Good views at the start and finish. Start at Crown Road trail head. Best to expand the hike by looping around Phoenix Lake, then back up to Crown Road.

trail running
Sunday, October 09, 2016

Nice run or walk. Fairly flat so I wouldn't call it a hike. Over half is in the shade. $8 to park. Very scenic lake.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Great hike. Partially shaded.

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