Category Archives: Marin County

Indian Tree Preserve to Big Rock

Most years I try to go on a special hike to celebrate National Trails Day on the first Saturday of June.  The National Trails Day tag line – hit the trail, make new friends, find an adventure – appeals to … Continue reading

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Ridge to Bridge 20-mile hike

The Bay Area Ridge Trail Council hosts an annual event called Ridge to Bridge, which includes several options to experience the Bay Area Ridge Trail in Marin County leading to and across the Golden Gate Bridge. Hiking options include 10, … Continue reading

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Ring Mountain Open Space: Phyllis Ellman Loop Trail

The motivation for this hike was to try to see the rare and endangered Tiburon mariposa lily, which had been featured on a recent segment on a local TV news program. These mariposa lilies grow on Tiburon Peninsula, in southern … Continue reading

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Mt Tamalpais State Park: Bolinas-Fairfax Rd to Pantoll Ranger Station

This Marin County hike, mostly in Mt Tamalpais State Park, was on a warm, summery day. The Bay Area Ridge Trail segment goes between Pantoll Ranger Station and Bolinas-Fairfax Rd, mostly on the Coastal Trail. I started at the Bolinas-Fairfax … Continue reading

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Loma Alta Open Space Preserve

When I planned this hike up and over Loma Alta in Marin County, I did not fully realize the potential for fabulous views, so I was delightfully surprised.  This segment of the Bay Area Ridge Trail passes between trailheads at … Continue reading

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Bolinas Ridge Fire Road

The forecast for the day of this hike was for clear weather along the coast, so it was an easy decision to drive up to Marin County and hike a section of the Bay Area Ridge Trail.  I decided to … Continue reading

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Samuel P. Taylor State Park and San Geronimo Ridge Road

I had recently hiked the Bay Area Ridge Trail segments to the northwest and southeast of this one.  I was happy to return to hike this segment from the Samuel P. Taylor State Park entrance nearly to Green Hill on … Continue reading

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