Looking for a great trail near San Anselmo, California? AllTrails has 5 great walking 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 in Fort Funston, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Sorich Ranch Park or San Anselmo Memorial Park. Ready for some activity? There are 3 moderate trails in San Anselmo ranging from 2.1 to 4.9 miles and from 91 to 1,138 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!


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We did the loop counter-clockwise, which is the opposite of the elevation profile on AllTrails. Mostly exposed and dry in July, just a few flowers, lots of lizards, turkey vultures overhead. Bikes and horses on the trail, probably good for a dog companion too.

It was hot today. The second half of the trail was steep, but we enjoyed it.

I highly recommend doing this hike in the direction described. If you reverse it, as I did, you'll do most of your climbing on a fire road, then descend fast down a steep treacherous trail full of loose dirt and roots. In general, this trail involves lots of road walking. And the peak, which has great views, is next to a parking lot. Which means, after walking up the mountain you'll be shoulder to shoulder with crowds of people who took a 10 minute stroll from their car. Also parking at the trailhead is incredibly limited. This trail crisscrosses other parking lots with more ample parking.

Kind of rough at the end but nice trail overall

This was a great hike with an unexpected view at the top of Mount Tam in a grove of eucalyptus trees. Lots of people on the trail. Lots of Side trails with great views.

The perfect 6 mile loop trail that winds past Phoenix Lake, through mossy groves, and up to steep and climby fire roads. Views are abundant of Mount Tamalpais, San Francisco, and the East Bay.

Great for my 9 year old. The eucalyptus trees are beautiful.

Great hike with awesome views! Perfect for running or sitting in a tree

Saturday, July 14, 2018

great hike. was a hot day but most of the trail is covered with few uncovered. the park can be closed in the morning and would need to park a mile away on the streets. the redwood trees at the base is a well come change up other hikes. we did the reverse hike- going up anticlockwise. turned out to be a good s decision since the hike down in Collier spring trail is steep and treacherous. the hike up is not extremely steep but it is relentless. the view from the top is well worth it. in summer months carry lots of water, you will need it. hike up is easier compared to way down. trail down is damaged by spring run off and is very slippery due to soft gravel. encountered a swarm of bees and got stung too. so watch for unexpected company. overall rewarding and similar to Mt. Diablo hike.

Lots of natural life (deer, snakes, lizards, birds) to run into! Navigation can be hard because the trails frequently go unmarked for miles and run into 5 or 6 way junctures.

Gorgeous hike with forestry areas, pretty steep rise of open field if you start going to the right on the loop with stunning views of the city. One thing to keep in mind is that the parking lot is tiny so if you don’t have a spot head back to the road and you can park 0.5 mile after the country club on the road. Walk around the lake is also very pretty and all shaded.

Good relaxed space that feels remote but close.

Nice trail through eucalyptus grove and along the fire road on the ridge. Very sunny in spots at the top. Feels secluded. Great views.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Did it in reverse and glad I did. Was steep going down so I can only imagine what it was going up. Pretty lush right now. But lots of ticks. Be sure to check yourself and your animals.

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