About two miles in it gets so steep and the entrance to the path that loops around is so steep you need hiking shoes. 2 reviews of Tenderfoot Trail "This is one of my favorite trails for hiking, mountain biking and running. Ascending a bit, the trail passes a few huckleberry bushes on the left. Plan on starting at 10a so you can relax and go to Perry's afterwards. Great trail! (Upper Trail starts here). Ladybug Trail Barbara Springs Trail Piedmont Trail Southern Marin Line ... BALTIMORE CANYON KING MOUNTAIN 11/22/2019 marincountyparks.org. Lots of shade and beautiful trees. Missed the trail head down the Ravine so continued on the fire road and doubled back.. made the trip longer . 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. 10. In winter, mossy trees are magical. 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. Baltimore Canyon is home to one of the most gorgeous hikes on our list. Looking back, probably easier to do it the other way around. Just perfect amount of weather, elevation and duration! This one puts you at the top of a slippery waterfall and of you're not careful, you will fall to your death. Very wooded, lots of shade, and beautiful through the woods. Pretty trail, don’t expect to see running waterfalls. The trail, an easy 1.1 miles, leads to its namesake falls, the beautiful Dawn Falls. 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. Turn right, heading down gravel path. Cascade Ave joins it and it becomes Cascade. After exploring the Canyon Area, head north! In summer, trails are cool and shady. We went down with a 3 and 4 year old which probably was a mistake. Cross a fire road. We will do our best to fulfill requests received with less than five business days’ notice. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. The trail offers a number of activity options. 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. 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. 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. The Mt. Barbara trail was unpaved, mostly just nature as it is and steep. 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. Beautiful trail in amongst the redwoods in an unexpected spot. Park Address: 103 Headquarters Loop, Moose, WY, 83012. The waterfall is a small 20 ft. drop along a small creek. Coming down via Barbara trail was adventurous and felt like an obstacle course. This trail had lots of shade with gorgeous Redwood trees and was dog friendly for the most part. See the remnants of an old quarry, where blue basalt was taken for a dam and other projects back in time. For more amazing trails in Wyoming, read about how 11 Of The Greatest Hiking Trails On Earth Are Right Here In Wyoming. Other than that I loved it! Hike the Dawn Falls Trail. a lot of wide road that is easy and relaxing to hike. It’s a very level path to and from the falls. The 30-foot high waterfall highlights the trip during wet months. It’s a very level path to and from the falls. a little bit of climbing up to the fall to keep things interesting. Corte Madera Creek Trail Blithedale Ridge Fire Rd. 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 was INCREDIBLY busy, tons of people on it. Next time I might try coming back a different way. Beautiful. Dogs must be leashed on trail, and under voice command on … There is a house on the left where the trail starts. I modified the last 1.5 mile. I'm not joking! 7 h 10 m. Starting in downtown Larkspur, this trail begins in a thick second growth redwood forest on Madrone Ave. or the Piedmont Trail and climbs steadily up past Dawn Falls, over Blithedale Ridge, up Eldridge Grade all the way to the top of Mount Tamalpais East Peak. Great hike! 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. Start off at the trailhead and hike 2.4 miles, round trip. Barbara Springs Trail is steep. Definitely recommend! 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. Hike, bike, ride, paddle, swim, play. Length 2.7 mi Elevation gain 456 ft Route type Loop Beautiful hike. The path posted on AllTrails is a little misleading, it doesn’t quite follow the trail. Look for stairs after the third house on the left. 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. 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. We're typically in search of waterfalls. Only complaint is that coming down the Barbara Springs Trail was quite treacherous. Happy Thanksgiving! Take the Dawn Falls trail down into the Baltimore Canyon for an in-depth exploration of northern California nature. Going downhill on the last 0.7 mile was very steep. 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. Love the forest scenery! 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. 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. Beautiful, long trail! Cross the small creek and head up Lady Bug Trail to King Mt. 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. • 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. Soon, you will pass a pipe which is the Southern Marin Line FR. Throughout the hike, we were flanked by the majestic coastal redwood trees. To the right, Dawn Falls trail heads up through the mixed forest to the Hoo Koo E Koo trail. Comfortable, easy paced hike and plenty of shade on a hot day. Best in winter if you want to see the forest come alive. Ladybug Trail Barbara Springs Trail Piedmont Trail Southern ... BALTIMORE CANYON PRESERVE KING MOUNTAIN PRESERVE 10/31/2017 marincountyparks.org. For longer hike, park near Dolliver Park on Madrone Road. The ridge line on the fire road was surprising well shaded. Dog friendly with mostly wide paths and not too much elevation. Super fun trail! At junction, continue straight, then go left to Wilson Trail. There were some steep/slippery switchbacks, but beautiful and doable overall. one mile to a wooden bridge, where the Upper Baltimore Canyon trail begins. Madrones are very common on the sides of the trail. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Instead of taking Barbara Springs Trail, I kept continuing on Southern Marin-Line Road. Barbara Springs super steep and technical. He thought it was “beautiful and awesome”. We went on a weekday and encountered a few people and dogs but was not too busy. Gorgeous views from Fire Road! Dawn Falls Trail King Mountain Loop Trail Citron Fire Rd. Go up Throckmorton from downtown Mill Valley. 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. Super dangerous!!! Marin County Department of Parks Open Space (415) 499-6387. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. SMFR flat and wide, great for social distancing. Beautiful trail. 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. I almost fell many times. We survived and thankfully the trail is short and put us out close to the car. Dogs are welcome. 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. Continue approx. The rest of the hike leading up to it was beautiful. 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. Drive west on Tamalpais about 0.8 mile, then turn right at the stop sign onto Magnolia. Old Railroad Grade Fire 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. 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. Thanks for the feedback! Pass waterfalls and enjoy stunning SF Bay Vistas. Dawn Falls beautiful as ever. For a shorter hike, go left on King Mt. Riverbed dry atm but still one of the most beautiful wooded hikes I’ve been on this side of Mount Tam. The drop back, however, is technical, with some lose gravel in parts, which makes it slippery. Favorite hike! only 30 minutes drive away from home. 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. Took us about an hour and a half. Barbara trail steep but fun and only 0.4 miles. Southern Marin Line FR soon passes Dawn Falls trail in a small intersection. The route has been updated. Nice, easy shaded hike. When you get into the woods, it’s great. Shaded for the most part so great for a sunny day. The creek was dried up, so I want to come back when it’s flowing. 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. Nestled in Baltimore Canyon at the base of Mount Tamalpais, Baltimore Canyon features 193 acres of redwood, wildlife, and tranquility. Great hike past the obscenely wealthy. Great for dogs with some area that’s even off leash. Continue .5-.75 and keep an eye out for the trail going up hill to the right. Loop to Dawn Falls or continue past gate on Ridgecrest Rd. The entire loop is mostly shaded, a moderate level loop, and moderately trafficked. Old Railroad Grade Fire Rd. Dogs are also able to … Echo Mountain via Sam Merrill Trail Do not drive to the end of the road as there is little room to turn around. There's a bit of rock history here. For a longer hike (adds about 2 miles), the lower trail starts at Foley Ave, closer to the beginning of Madrone Road. Last mile is on the neighborhood roads. It is a very short walk up the road to the trailhead. Love this trail!! Parks & Preserves. The first part of the trail is also gorgeous totally wooded. There are tons of beautiful redwoods and just one little steep section with switch backs going up, and one steep section going down. The climb to the fire road is not too bad, with natural and made made steps. Look for Dawn Falls Creek Trail on left just before suspension pipe. PS: Make a reservation during covid! 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. Most likely could have continued and ended up at the bottom then walk back to my car, Ok, went clockwise. AllTrails / Jacob Jones. My 12 year old almost died. Take left at Evergreen Dr. Left on Crown Rd. Otherwise, bear right to remain on King Mountain Loop Trail. First part is great, would do a different loop. A beautiful walk, the 3 year old loved it before we started climbing. Corte Madera Creek Trail Blithedale Ridge Fire Rd. ... Grand Loop through Baltimore Canyon, King Mountain & Blithedale Summit ... A route that loops around Carson Falls via other trails. Climb Citron Fire Road for sweeping views. Might be best for trail run. So pretty and nice and shaded, one hill but overall flat, Perfect ...Coonhound loved it...steep coming down Barbara Springs. As with most of Marin’s falls it is best seen after a heavy rainfall. 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. Would rate it as easy, not moderate. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Dawn Falls, Larkspur. Love seeing these magical homes and the woods are just gorgeous. (Can’t speak for them though). Southern Marin Line FR continues, curving around the upper reaches of small creeks that head into Baltimore Canyon. (Alex Gotz/Shutterstock) Slide 13 of 17. Great trail - In the shade mainly. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Mostly shade and windy. Loop. From Highway 101, exit Paradise/Tamalpais Drive in Corte Madera. 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. There are 18,400 beautiful acres to explore.Find fun things to do in Marin County's 39 parks and 34 open space preserves. This loop combines Piedmont Trail, Dawn Falls Trail, Southern Marin-Line Road, and Barbara Springs Trail. Citron Fire Rd. Also much easier in winter to go down Barbara Springs which can be quite dry and slippery in the summer. But there’s a lot of walking though neighborhoods. Hike through lush wooded, fern covered canyons. Perfect for a no shade hike, just be careful with dogs because it’s narrow. Walk a few blocks to Foley - take a left. No cell signal and easier to find a parking spot away from the trailhead. With plenty of routes to choose from, this trail can be as short as three miles for those who turn back after the falls. Lovely hike through the redwoods. We give it a low friendliness rating as about 20-30% of folks we said Hi to responded. Overall, gorgeous. 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. Length 8.5 miElevation gain 1597 ftRoute type Loop Take a right at top of stairs and follow the narrow road until the end. Fairy Falls. Following the wide and gently uphill trail through Baltimore Canyon flanked by tall coastal redwood trees. Cute houses along the path. Cascade Canyon is located within Grand Teton National Park, and is accessible from the Jenny Lake Trailhead. Mostly shaded. Keep going for a short distance past a huge boulder on your right and the houses start to Peter out. Becomes Blithedale Summit Fire Rd. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Janis Joplin and Jerry Garcia both lived in homes near the Dawn Falls Trail. In the canyon, a bridge crosses the creek. The Sonoma Creek Falls can be reached in as little as a third of a mile via the lower Canyon Trail. Take a rest on a rustic bench. Length: 13.5 mi • Est. Length 7.7 mi Elevation gain 800 ft Route type Loop 4. ... try walking down into the Canyon via Uncle Tom's Trail. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until September. (loved it!) On the left is the Piedmont Trail, your route back (the orange line on the map). 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. Parking Notice: The start of this trail is at a small dirt public turn out that can accommodate up to 4 cars. https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/dawn-falls-and-hoo-koo-e-koo-loop Travel on to Dawn Falls in Baltimore Canyon Preserve via connecting Ladybug Trail. Took me awhile to get why this was marked moderate. Citron Fire Rd. This plunge waterfall drops roughly 15’ with a picturesque backdrop of ferns and California Bay Laurel. Well covered for 80% of it. Went counter clockwise. A bit hot over some parts that are exposed, but that’s to be expected on an 80 degree day. Parking is only permitted in the white-outlined roadside spaces. It's easy to find. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until September. You can find a trail map here. Stay adventurous! There is a trail head sign for Lower Baltimore Canyon trail. Dawn Falls in Baltimore Canyon In the heart of Baltimore Canyon on the border of Corte Madera and Larkspur lie Dawn Falls. Beautiful hike. Tower Falls. Excellent shade cover, great forest views, and the inclines are challenging but not impossible. Definitely on the easier end of moderate. There are 5 spots about 30 feet from the trailhead, and a handful more back down the road. It got really busy at like 10 though, so I’d suggest going before then! 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. Rest are all down so not a great workout. 9. This is a great trail to hike or run, even during or after rainfalls. 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. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until September. Definitely not ideal for little kids though as there are many switch backs with steep drop-offs and steep drops. 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. This loop trail shows off the beautiful falls as well as Fairy Creek. Trail Dawn Falls Trail King Mountain Loop Trail Citron Fire Rd. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. 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. 6.2 miles 1500 ft. 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