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Best trails in San Anselmo

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Looking for a great trail near San Anselmo, California? AllTrails has 8 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 Lafayette Reservoir Recreation Area. Ready for some activity? There are 7 moderate trails in San Anselmo ranging from 1.3 to 5.9 miles and from 68 to 1,443 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 San Anselmo
Top trails (8)
#1 - Mount Tam via Collier Trail
Mount Tamalpais Watershed
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Length: 12.4 mi • Est. 6 h 53 m
Once you arrive at Lake Lagunitas, go to the right side of the lake and pick up the trail just over a small bridge past the picnic area. Once you're headed around the lake, look to the right after the second creek. Don't be fooled by a unmarked trailhead at the first creek, you will also see a sign for Collier Spring Trail. The trail is steep and narrow, but a lot of fun. There are several places where you will need to grab onto rocks with your hands to keep going. Once you arrive at Collier Spring (Clearly marked) you have a couple choices in routes. You can keep going straight up to the Pantoll Road, then pick up Internal trail that turns into Middle Peak Road that then leads to the East peak parking lot, or you can stretch it out a bit and pick up Northside Trail from Collier Springs that leads to Inspiration point. From Inspiration Point, you can take Eldridge Grade up to the East peak parking lot. Show more
#2 - Sorich/Tomahawwk Trail to Sorich Park Trail Loop
Sorich Ranch Park
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h 9 m
#3 - Bald Hill from Phoenix Lake
Mount Tamalpais Watershed
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 24 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 - Oak Manor, Smith Ridge, Sunrise and Old Railroad Grade Loop
Loma Alta Open Space Preserve
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 3 m
#5 - Worn Springs Fire Road to Yolanda Trail Loop
Mount Tamalpais Watershed
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 45 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
#6 - Red Hill Trail
San Anselmo, California
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 47 m
#7 - Memorial Ridge, Cemetary, Ridgewood and Tomahawk Trail
San Anselmo, California
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 19 m
#8 - Sleep Hallow Loop
Loma Alta Open Space Preserve
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 3 h 13 m