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Best trails in Ross

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Looking for a great trail near Ross, California? AllTrails has 7 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest 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 Lafayette Reservoir Recreation Area. Ready for some activity? There are 6 moderate trails in Ross ranging from 3.7 to 9.3 miles and from 72 to 1,145 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 Ross
Top trails (7)
#1 - Phoenix Lake Loop via Gertrude-Ord Trail
Mount Tamalpais Watershed
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 17 m
The watershed remains open to the public, with some restrictions, for recreational use daily from sunrise to sunset. The recent county health order prohibits vehicles and parking at the watershed, with the exception of people with disabilities who have the required disability placards or license plates for their vehicles. Parking for those with disabilities is available at our Sky Oaks parking lot. While the watershed remains open, visitors must comply with social distancing requirements of at least 6 feet. All volunteer programs that take place on the watershed have been canceled until further notice. This trail starts from the main parking lot at the end of Lagunitas Road. If going counter-clockwise, you start on a dirt road, going around the northern part of the lake. After about a mile, you can take a left onto a hiking-only trail that traverses the southern part of the lake. There are bridges to cut the left side a bit, if you're short on time. Along the southern part of the lake, there are some small inclines, and then a small switchback back down to a dirt road. The road then returns to where you started, and you can take one of three small trails down to your car. Great loop to do with your dog in the Mount Tamalpais Watershed, a lesser-known and lesser-visited park area nearby Mount Tamalpais State Park. You’ll have an easier time parking here than at other trailheads in the area but will still probably share the trail with a few other joggers making this a safe and convenient choice for a run or hike. Accessibility: The transition from the parking lot to the trailhead is the steepest part. Manual wheelchair users may need assistance on this part. The trail itself is dirt and mostly flat with a max grade of 4%. See above for parking lot information. Use caution during the rainy season...trail becomes muddy and slippery.Show more
#2 - Tucker Trail, Eldridge Grade Fire Road and Shaver Grade Road Loop
Mount Tamalpais Watershed
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 46 m
The watershed remains open to the public, with some restrictions, for recreational use daily from sunrise to sunset. The recent county health order prohibits vehicles and parking at the watershed, with the exception of people with disabilities who have the required disability placards or license plates for their vehicles. Parking for those with disabilities is available at our Sky Oaks parking lot. While the watershed remains open, visitors must comply with social distancing requirements of at least 6 feet. All volunteer programs that take place on the watershed have been canceled until further notice.Show more
#3 - Yolanda, Hidden Meadow, and Shaver Grade Loop
Mount Tamalpais Watershed
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 52 m
The watershed remains open to the public, with some restrictions, for recreational use daily from sunrise to sunset. The recent county health order prohibits vehicles and parking at the watershed, with the exception of people with disabilities who have the required disability placards or license plates for their vehicles. Parking for those with disabilities is available at our Sky Oaks parking lot. While the watershed remains open, visitors must comply with social distancing requirements of at least 6 feet. All volunteer programs that take place on the watershed have been canceled until further notice.Show more
#4 - Phoenix Lake, Bald Hill, Yolanda Trail and Shaver Grade Road Loop
Mount Tamalpais Watershed
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Length: 5.8 mi • Est. 3 h 6 m
The watershed remains open to the public, with some restrictions, for recreational use daily from sunrise to sunset. The recent county health order prohibits vehicles and parking at the watershed, with the exception of people with disabilities who have the required disability placards or license plates for their vehicles. Parking for those with disabilities is available at our Sky Oaks parking lot. While the watershed remains open, visitors must comply with social distancing requirements of at least 6 feet. All volunteer programs that take place on the watershed have been canceled until further notice.Show more
#5 - Phoenix Lake and Yolanda Trail Loop
Mount Tamalpais Watershed
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 19 m
NOTE: The watershed remains open to the public, with some restrictions, for recreational use daily from sunrise to sunset. The recent county health order prohibits vehicles and parking at the watershed, with the exception of people with disabilities who have the required disability placards or license plates for their vehicles. Parking for those with disabilities is available at our Sky Oaks parking lot. While the watershed remains open, visitors must comply with social distancing requirements of at least 6 feet. All volunteer programs that take place on the watershed have been canceled until further notice.Show more
#6 - Lagunitas, Madrone, and Shaver Grade Trail Loop
Mount Tamalpais Watershed
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 3 h 43 m
The watershed remains open to the public, with some restrictions, for recreational use daily from sunrise to sunset. The recent county health order prohibits vehicles and parking at the watershed, with the exception of people with disabilities who have the required disability placards or license plates for their vehicles. Parking for those with disabilities is available at our Sky Oaks parking lot. While the watershed remains open, visitors must comply with social distancing requirements of at least 6 feet. All volunteer programs that take place on the watershed have been canceled until further notice.Show more
#7 - Phoenix Lake, Lake Lagunitas and Bon Tempe Lake
Mount Tamalpais Watershed
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Length: 9.3 mi • Est. 4 h 45 m