Explore the most popular no dogs 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.

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

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.

Trail
Closed due to storm damage

Super easy for kids, they loved it. We sighted deer while on our walk.

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
7 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.

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.

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!

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.

birding
Thursday, October 13, 2016

This is just a question! Has anyone birded here? What is it like or do the bikes etc scare the birds off?!

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Great ride, challenging but doable.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

It was beautiful and the weather was nice. There are a lot of mountain bike riders but they all watched out for us hikers.

mountain biking
Sunday, September 04, 2016

Exploring the Southern side of China Camp State Park, AKA: Barbier Memorial Park, San Pedro Open Space Preserve...

https://youtu.be/QIjY_cXMCRY

hiking
Sunday, August 07, 2016

This place sucks! $3 to hike? It's only 3, but really? Poorly planned, poorly maintained.

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