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

Nice wide fire roads with great vistas. Great to take dogs or younger kids. Gradual gentle uphill.

The trail is great for a easy accessible day hike. The only downside is the amount of bikers!

Great trail however when I got to midway and tried to catch the fire trail, it was all fenced up so had to hike back same way. Wish the trail was updated.

Easy. Busy. Views. Informative signs.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Hiked counterclockwise. Moderate to easy hike but relatively long at 9 miles. I hiked during a weekday in order to avoid the mountain bikers. This trail is well known as a favorite for bikers. Still a nice hike worth returning to. On the day I hiked the final 1.5 miles of the trail was closed which required a walk along the highway back to the trailhead. Total hiking time: 3 hours.

hiking
7 months ago

Easy loop, good for bored kids. Or to do just a bunch of lazy loops with a pretty view.

mountain biking
8 months ago

Lots of trail closures today so had to spend part of the loop on the main road, but still such a beautiful area and one of my all time favorite spots to ride.

I'd have to do it again for a full review.

Great little walk with the pups.

Beautiful- a little muddy right now

hiking
10 months ago

FitBit tracks about 145 "floors", but it feels like more than that! Spectacular views at the top make the brutal ascent worth it.

hiking
10 months ago

This was a nice trail It was easy to follow and the trails were well maintained. There has been a lot of rain lately that caused a landslide that required one of the main trails to be closed I also hiked Turtle Hill Easy but very scenic . I saw a few bikers and a couple runners.

Great trail with so much to see. Not to hard and not easy. Going to do trail running next time.

This hike dies not exist because it is not possible to do the loop at the end. The owner has blocked the trail with a giant fence with cameras. The 680 trail though is fantastic with 5 bridges and beautiful vistas, pines, madrones, bays, and a wide variety of wildflowers.

mountain biking
11 months ago

The trail was re-vamped in the beginning of 2016, and made it less full suspension dependent riding. Less technical and more flow. This is a great week workout ride.

Lots of mountain bikers!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

This is actually steeper than we thought it would be. Creeks beautiful and great yo water doggies.

walking
Monday, November 21, 2016

Great loop to do with young kids (just the turtleback loop). Did it at dusk and heard frogs, owls, plus great views of the east bay. Cool.

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