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Best trails in Larkspur

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Looking for a great trail near Larkspur, California? AllTrails has 13 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. Ready for some activity? There are 10 moderate trails in Larkspur ranging from 2.2 to 8.5 miles and from 65 to 2,355 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 Larkspur
Top trails (13)
#1 - Baltimore Canyon via Dawn Falls Trail Loop
Blithedale Summit Open Space Preserve
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 2 h 23 m
Parking Notice: The start of this trail is at a small dirt public turn out that can accommodate up to 4 cars. Do not drive to the end of the road as there is little room to turn around. It is a very short walk up the road to the trailhead. Hike through lush wooded, fern covered canyons. Pass waterfalls and enjoy stunning SF Bay Vistas. This is a great trail to hike or run, even during or after rainfalls. For longer hike, park near Dolliver Park on Madrone Road. Walk a few blocks to Foley - take a left. Look for stairs after the third house on the left. Take a right at top of stairs and follow the narrow road until the end. There is a trail head sign for Lower Baltimore Canyon trail. Continue approx. one mile to a wooden bridge, where the Upper Baltimore Canyon trail begins. Continue .5-.75 and keep an eye out for the trail going up hill to the right. Cross the small creek and head up Lady Bug Trail to King Mt. Loop. At junction, continue straight, then go left to Wilson Trail. Cross a fire road. Turn right, heading down gravel path. For a shorter hike, go left on King Mt. Loop to Dawn Falls or continue past gate on Ridgecrest Rd. Take left at Evergreen Dr. Left on Crown Rd. Becomes Blithedale Summit Fire Rd. Look for Dawn Falls Creek Trail on left just before suspension pipe.Show more
#2 - King Mountain Loop Trail
King Mountain Open Space Preserve
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 49 m
Hike around King Mountain which lays in the foot hills of Mt. Tamalpais. This loop trail explores the reaches of King Mt. Open Space PreserveShow more
#3 - Dawn Falls Trail
Blithedale Summit Open Space Preserve
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 8 m
This is a beautiful route with wide trails for the most part to a lovely waterfall. Suitable for the whole family.Show more
#4 - Dawn Falls Trail Loop
Blithedale Summit Open Space Preserve
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 24 m
#5 - Dawn Falls and Hoo-Koo-E-Koo Loop
Blithedale Summit Open Space Preserve
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 28 m
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#6 - Larkspur to Mount Tamalpais
Larkspur, California
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Length: 13.5 mi • Est. 7 h 10 m
Starting in downtown Larkspur, this trail begins in a thick second growth redwood forest on Madrone Ave. or the Piedmont Trail and climbs steadily up past Dawn Falls, over Blithedale Ridge, up Eldridge Grade all the way to the top of Mount Tamalpais East Peak. It is possible to cut off about a mile by getting dropped off at the end of Madrone Ave. where parking is very limited.Show more
#7 - Piedmont Trail to Dawn Falls Trail to King Mountain Loop
King Mountain Open Space Preserve
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Length: 5.8 mi • Est. 2 h 19 m
#8 - Barbara Springs Trail
Blithedale Summit Open Space Preserve
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 31 m
#9 - Dawn Falls and King Mountain Loop
King Mountain Open Space Preserve
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Length: 7.4 mi • Est. 2 h 58 m
Please note that this trail is currently discouraging visitors from traveling to hike it due to COVID 19. No bikes.Show more
#10 - Huckleberry Trail
Blithedale Summit Open Space Preserve
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 23 m
Parking Notice: The start of this trail is at a small dirt public turn out that can accommodate up to 4 cars. Do not drive to the end of the road as there is little room to turn around. It is a very short walk up the road to the trailhead.Show more
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