Rest are all down so not a great workout. We went down with a 3 and 4 year old which probably was a mistake. Baltimore Canyon via Dawn Falls Trail Loop is a 5.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Larkspur, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. (Can’t speak for them though). Cross the small creek and head up Lady Bug Trail to King Mt. In summer, trails are cool and shady. Parking is only permitted in the white-outlined roadside spaces. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. This trail had lots of shade with gorgeous Redwood trees and was dog friendly for the most part. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Beautiful, long trail! The Sonoma Creek Falls can be reached in as little as a third of a mile via the lower Canyon Trail. See the remnants of an old quarry, where blue basalt was taken for a dam and other projects back in time. Nearby, in the Baltimore Canyon Open Space Preserve, Larkspur Creek produces the Dawn Falls. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Steep climb and descent over a shaded area but a long stretch of flat at the top which is mostly shaded but open at parts and has partial views. Southern Marin Line FR soon passes Dawn Falls trail in a small intersection. Well covered for 80% of it. Missed the trail head down the Ravine so continued on the fire road and doubled back.. made the trip longer . 4. Throughout the hike, we were flanked by the majestic coastal redwood trees. This plunge waterfall drops roughly 15’ with a picturesque backdrop of ferns and California Bay Laurel. Dawn Falls Trail Loop is a 4.3 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Larkspur, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The route has been updated. Instead of taking Barbara Springs Trail, I kept continuing on Southern Marin-Line Road. This loop trail shows off the beautiful falls as well as Fairy Creek. The climb to the fire road is not too bad, with natural and made made steps. Plan on starting at 10a so you can relax and go to Perry's afterwards. The trail offers a number of activity options. Dawn Falls Trail Loop is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Larkspur, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. Going downhill on the last 0.7 mile was very steep. Hike the Dawn Falls Trail. Loop. Would rate it as easy, not moderate. a lot of wide road that is easy and relaxing to hike. Shaded for the most part so great for a sunny day. Old Railroad Grade Fire Rd. Dawn Falls Trail to Southern Marin Line Road to Piedmont Trail Loop is a 7.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Larkspur, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. Ladybug Trail Barbara Springs Trail Piedmont Trail Southern ... BALTIMORE CANYON PRESERVE KING MOUNTAIN PRESERVE 10/31/2017 marincountyparks.org. Cute houses along the path. Most likely could have continued and ended up at the bottom then walk back to my car, Ok, went clockwise. Took us about an hour and a half. Take left at Evergreen Dr. Left on Crown Rd. Baltimore Canyon to Corte Madera Trail is a 8.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Larkspur, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until September. In winter, mossy trees are magical. ACCESSIBILITY: If you are a person with a disability and require an accommodation to participate in a County program, service, or activity, requests may be made by calling (415) 473-4381 (Voice), Dial 711 for CA Relay, or by email at least five business days in advance of the event. (Alex Gotz/Shutterstock) Slide 13 of 17. A beautiful walk, the 3 year old loved it before we started climbing. Barbara trail was unpaved, mostly just nature as it is and steep. Look for Dawn Falls Creek Trail on left just before suspension pipe. Beautiful trail. Mostly shade and windy. In the canyon, a bridge crosses the creek. only 30 minutes drive away from home. Fairy Falls. As with most of Marin’s falls it is best seen after a heavy rainfall. I'm not joking! Barbara Springs super steep and technical. Walk a few blocks to Foley - take a left. There is a trail head sign for Lower Baltimore Canyon trail. The ridge line on the fire road was surprising well shaded. He thought it was “beautiful and awesome”. • Dawn Falls, Baltimore Canyon Open Space, Larkspur ... For an easy and leisurely hike, visit this seasonal waterfall that is accessed via a half-mile path. The Trail The Dawn Falls Trail (see the red lines on the map below) begins after crossing the bridge to the opposite side of the creek and climbing the steps. Tam Hill Climb via Temelpa Trail is an iconic, "best-of" climb in the trail running community, drawing some of the world's greatest athletes to experience its breathtaking views and technical downhill. Great for dogs with some area that’s even off leash. Piedmont Trail to Dawn Falls Trail to King Mountain Loop is a 5.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Larkspur, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. PS: Make a reservation during covid! Parks & Preserves. Definitely on the easier end of moderate. 10. Drive about 0.6 mile, then turn left onto Madrone Avenue (just past the Lark Creek Inn).There are two choices for starting points; drive on narrow Madrone (and then Valley Way) about 0.8 mile, to a small turnaround at the end of the road. From Highway 101, exit Paradise/Tamalpais Drive in Corte Madera. Super fun trail! Echo Mountain via Sam Merrill Trail There were some steep/slippery switchbacks, but beautiful and doable overall. Happy Thanksgiving! Beautiful. 9. Dawn Falls Trail is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Larkspur, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. I almost fell many times. With plenty of routes to choose from, this trail can be as short as three miles for those who turn back after the falls. a little bit of climbing up to the fall to keep things interesting. There's a bit of rock history here. The first part of the trail is also gorgeous totally wooded. This loop combines Piedmont Trail, Dawn Falls Trail, Southern Marin-Line Road, and Barbara Springs Trail. Next time I might try coming back a different way. Ladybug departs downhill into Baltimore Canyon Open Space Preserve; if you want to visit Dawn Falls, turn left here and then right onto Dawn Falls Trail. AllTrails / Jacob Jones. Just perfect amount of weather, elevation and duration! loved it , great for dogs and a nice shady hike, Southern Marin Line and Hoo-Koo-E-Koo Loop, Mount Tamalpais East Peak via Old Railroad Grade, Baltimore Canyon via Dawn Falls Trail Loop, Mayor's Lookout via Corte Madera and Blithedale Ridge Forest Roads, Kent Woodlands to Mount Tamalpais East Peak, Dawn Falls Trail to Southern Marin Line Road to Piedmont Trail Loop, Hoo-Koo-E-Koo, Blithedale Ridge, Huckleberry, Piedmont, Dawn Falls Loop, Piedmont Trail to Dawn Falls Trail to King Mountain Loop, Old Rail Road, Matt Davis and Rail Road Grade Fire Road. Cross a fire road. Hike To An Emerald Lagoon On This Easy Trail In West Virginia Valley Falls State Park in Fairmont, West Virginia, is the perfect place to get away from it all. Following the wide and gently uphill trail through Baltimore Canyon flanked by tall coastal redwood trees. But there’s a lot of walking though neighborhoods. Also much easier in winter to go down Barbara Springs which can be quite dry and slippery in the summer. Cascade Ave joins it and it becomes Cascade. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until September. Favorite hike! To the right, Dawn Falls trail heads up through the mixed forest to the Hoo Koo E Koo trail. The waterfall is a small 20 ft. drop along a small creek. SMFR flat and wide, great for social distancing. Dawn Falls in Baltimore Canyon Open Space Preserve is reachable by a short, pleasant hike that meanders next to a creek for about one mile. Coming down via Barbara trail was adventurous and felt like an obstacle course. Nestled in Baltimore Canyon at the base of Mount Tamalpais, Baltimore Canyon features 193 acres of redwood, wildlife, and tranquility. 6.2 miles 1500 ft. Carson Falls - Pine Mountain - Route I: Dawn Falls beautiful as ever. Great trail! The park offers several excellent trail options that provide stunning scenery year round, including excellent views of multiple emerald pools and rushing falls in the Tygart Valley River. Turn right, heading down gravel path. For a longer hike (adds about 2 miles), the lower trail starts at Foley Ave, closer to the beginning of Madrone Road. Ladybug Trail Barbara Springs Trail Piedmont Trail Southern Marin Line ... BALTIMORE CANYON KING MOUNTAIN 11/22/2019 marincountyparks.org. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until September. Dogs are welcome. The signs were a little confusing at first (had to backtrack a couple times), but it helped to have my trail maps downloaded for offline mode. (loved it!) Length: 13.5 mi • Est. Do not drive to the end of the road as there is little room to turn around. My 12 year old almost died. About two miles in it gets so steep and the entrance to the path that loops around is so steep you need hiking shoes. First part is great, would do a different loop. Devil’s Well: Near the headwaters of Redwood Creek in the hills west of Napa, UC Berkeley Ph.D. candidate Tom Devitt takes time out from surveying native salamanders to take in the splendors of the Devil’s Well. We will do our best to fulfill requests received with less than five business days’ notice. Look for stairs after the third house on the left. Overall, gorgeous. Drive west on Tamalpais about 0.8 mile, then turn right at the stop sign onto Magnolia. Otherwise, bear right to remain on King Mountain Loop Trail. Cascade Canyon is located within Grand Teton National Park, and is accessible from the Jenny Lake Trailhead. Continue approx. Ascending a bit, the trail passes a few huckleberry bushes on the left. Park Address: 103 Headquarters Loop, Moose, WY, 83012. Southern Marin Line and Hoo-Koo-E-Koo Loop, Mount Tamalpais East Peak via Old Railroad Grade, Mayor's Lookout via Corte Madera and Blithedale Ridge Forest Roads, Dawn Falls Trail to Southern Marin Line Road to Piedmont Trail Loop, Hoo-Koo-E-Koo, Blithedale Ridge, Huckleberry, Piedmont, Dawn Falls Loop, Piedmont Trail to Dawn Falls Trail to King Mountain Loop, Old Rail Road, Matt Davis and Rail Road Grade Fire Road, Baltimore Canyon via Dawn Falls Trail Loop. Start off at the trailhead and hike 2.4 miles, round trip. More parking is available up top, near the park visitor center, where the upper Canyon Trail offers a 450-foot drop down to the falls. Castle Canyon Trail to Inspiration Point (and beyond) This 2-mile long trail ascends from the ruins on Echo Mountain to a historic viewpoint that still offers hike-worthy panoramas. Madrones are very common on the sides of the trail. There is a house on the left where the trail starts. You can find a trail map here. Janis Joplin and Jerry Garcia both lived in homes near the Dawn Falls Trail. Soon, you will pass a pipe which is the Southern Marin Line FR. Climb Citron Fire Road for sweeping views. Lots of shade and beautiful trees. The entire loop is mostly shaded, a moderate level loop, and moderately trafficked. There are 18,400 beautiful acres to explore.Find fun things to do in Marin County's 39 parks and 34 open space preserves. Form a loop back to Echo Mountain to visit Mount Lowe Trail Camp, Cape of Good Hope, and other landmarks on Mount Lowe Railway. It is a dainty looking falls, but not very impressive. The 30-foot high waterfall highlights the trip during wet months. Dogs are also able to … Baltimore Canyon is home to one of the most gorgeous hikes on our list. Length 2.7 mi Elevation gain 456 ft Route type Loop About this hike: Dawn Falls Trail in Larkspur, is in Baltimore Canyon, a 193-acre preserve at the Headwaters of Larkspur Creek that is home to a series of trails that connect to the north slopes of Mount Tamalpais, as well as King Mountain and Blithedale Summit. Stay adventurous! Definitely not ideal for little kids though as there are many switch backs with steep drop-offs and steep drops. ... Grand Loop through Baltimore Canyon, King Mountain & Blithedale Summit ... A route that loops around Carson Falls via other trails. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Take the Dawn Falls trail down into the Baltimore Canyon for an in-depth exploration of northern California nature. Length 8.5 miElevation gain 1597 ftRoute type Loop On the other side of the bridge traversing the creek, we then turned right and followed the now-signposted Dawn Falls Trail further upstream deeper into Baltimore Canyon. Went counter clockwise. (Upper Trail starts here). After exploring the Canyon Area, head north! Love the forest scenery! Length 7.7 mi Elevation gain 800 ft Route type Loop The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. The Mt. Dawn Falls, Larkspur. Travel on to Dawn Falls in Baltimore Canyon Preserve via connecting Ladybug Trail. Perfect for a no shade hike, just be careful with dogs because it’s narrow. Riverbed dry atm but still one of the most beautiful wooded hikes I’ve been on this side of Mount Tam. The creek was dried up, so I want to come back when it’s flowing. Beautiful trail in amongst the redwoods in an unexpected spot. There are tons of beautiful redwoods and just one little steep section with switch backs going up, and one steep section going down. Definitely recommend! The trail was INCREDIBLY busy, tons of people on it. On the left is the Piedmont Trail, your route back (the orange line on the map). Beautiful hike. Dawn Falls Trail King Mountain Loop Trail Citron Fire Rd. We're typically in search of waterfalls. Only complaint is that coming down the Barbara Springs Trail was quite treacherous. Baltimore Trails Baltimore: Cascade Falls Hike, bike, or snowshoe this 3.1-mile loop to pioneer ruins and a relaxing waterfall in Patapsco State Park, a short drive from downtown. The rest of the hike leading up to it was beautiful. Tower Falls. Marin County Department of Parks Open Space (415) 499-6387. This is a great trail to hike or run, even during or after rainfalls. It’s a very level path to and from the falls. Keep going for a short distance past a huge boulder on your right and the houses start to Peter out. Very wooded, lots of shade, and beautiful through the woods. Parking was a breeze at 7:30 AM and the trails were not crowded at all until later in the morning towards the end of the hike. https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/dawn-falls-and-hoo-koo-e-koo-loop It's easy to find. Big weather has waterfalls in boom cycle An estimated 250 million gallons of water every day is pounding over the Burney Falls brink, into the plunge pool, down the canyon and into Lake Britton. Corte Madera Creek Trail Blithedale Ridge Fire Rd. Comfortable, easy paced hike and plenty of shade on a hot day. Great trail - In the shade mainly. I modified the last 1.5 mile. Nice, easy shaded hike. Dogs must be leashed on trail, and under voice command on … Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. It got really busy at like 10 though, so I’d suggest going before then! Dog friendly with mostly wide paths and not too much elevation. Corte Madera Creek Trail Blithedale Ridge Fire Rd. Mostly shaded. Parking Notice: The start of this trail is at a small dirt public turn out that can accommodate up to 4 cars. The drop back, however, is technical, with some lose gravel in parts, which makes it slippery. 2 reviews of Tenderfoot Trail "This is one of my favorite trails for hiking, mountain biking and running. This one puts you at the top of a slippery waterfall and of you're not careful, you will fall to your death. It’s a very level path to and from the falls. Citron Fire Rd. A bit hot over some parts that are exposed, but that’s to be expected on an 80 degree day. The trail, an easy 1.1 miles, leads to its namesake falls, the beautiful Dawn Falls. Last mile is on the neighborhood roads. There are 5 spots about 30 feet from the trailhead, and a handful more back down the road. Lovely hike through the redwoods. Love seeing these magical homes and the woods are just gorgeous. Dawn Falls can be accessed via a short 10 minute walk, or a longer 2 mile out and back hike through Baltimore Canyon in Larkspur. Pass waterfalls and enjoy stunning SF Bay Vistas. It is a very short walk up the road to the trailhead. Super dangerous!!! For a shorter hike, go left on King Mt. Go up Throckmorton from downtown Mill Valley. Dawn Falls in Baltimore Canyon In the heart of Baltimore Canyon on the border of Corte Madera and Larkspur lie Dawn Falls. Took me awhile to get why this was marked moderate. For longer hike, park near Dolliver Park on Madrone Road. Great hike past the obscenely wealthy. Southern Marin Line FR continues, curving around the upper reaches of small creeks that head into Baltimore Canyon. Take a right at top of stairs and follow the narrow road until the end. Rather than the usual dry, hardy vegetation that speckles the hills of many nearby trails, this trail is bursting with lush ferns and mossy trees as it meanders along next to Larkspur Creek. At junction, continue straight, then go left to Wilson Trail. Might be best for trail run. For more amazing trails in Wyoming, read about how 11 Of The Greatest Hiking Trails On Earth Are Right Here In Wyoming. No cell signal and easier to find a parking spot away from the trailhead. Other than that I loved it! Loop to Dawn Falls or continue past gate on Ridgecrest Rd. Old Railroad Grade Fire Rd. Took me 3.5 hours due to my furry friends needing water and breathing breaks, but it flew by so fast because the hike was so enjoyable. ... try walking down into the Canyon via Uncle Tom's Trail. We survived and thankfully the trail is short and put us out close to the car. Hike through lush wooded, fern covered canyons. Hike, bike, ride, paddle, swim, play. Take a rest on a rustic bench. Barbara trail steep but fun and only 0.4 miles. The full trail stretches about two miles down to Highway 1 near Rocky Point Road, but this trail can be combined with the Dipsea and Old Mine trails to create a 3.5-mile loop that has spectacular views of both the redwood canyon’s waterfalls and the city skyline. Thanks for the feedback! Looking back, probably easier to do it the other way around. Baltimore Canyon via Dawn Falls Trail Loop is a 5.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Larkspur, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. Best in winter if you want to see the forest come alive. Continue .5-.75 and keep an eye out for the trail going up hill to the right. When you get into the woods, it’s great. Excellent shade cover, great forest views, and the inclines are challenging but not impossible. Barbara Springs Trail is steep. We give it a low friendliness rating as about 20-30% of folks we said Hi to responded. Citron Fire Rd. Beautiful hike. Becomes Blithedale Summit Fire Rd. Great hike! Love this trail!! So pretty and nice and shaded, one hill but overall flat, Perfect ...Coonhound loved it...steep coming down Barbara Springs. Lots of houses have backyards adjacent to the trail which seems odd but the houses are all beautiful and peaceful so I didn’t mind! The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Pretty trail, don’t expect to see running waterfalls. Gorgeous views from Fire Road! one mile to a wooden bridge, where the Upper Baltimore Canyon trail begins. Trail Dawn Falls Trail King Mountain Loop Trail Citron Fire Rd. The path posted on AllTrails is a little misleading, it doesn’t quite follow the trail. 7 h 10 m. 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