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Exploring Big Rock Trail in Marin County

Exploring Big Rock Trail in Marin County

Looking for adventure in Marin County?  Check out Big Rock Ridge Trail in San Rafael, California.  The trail, which opened in 2003, is a multi-use trail, open to hikers, bikers, and equestrians.   At 1895 feet, the peak of Big Rock Ridge is the second highest point in Marin County, second only to Mt. Tamalpais.  It offers beautiful views of the valley, and on a clear day, you can see San Francisco’s skyline, Mount Diablo, Mount St. Helena, and even the Pacific Ocean.  When you are on this trail, you are reminded of the ranches that were so prevalent in Marin County’s past.  Many cattle ranches are still in existence, and cattle can be seen off in the distance from this trail.

To get to Big Rock Ridge Trail, head west on Lucas Valley Road and as you crest the windy road, there is a large rock on the right hand side of the road.  That is Big Rock, and the trail is right next to that rock.  Parking is on the left side of the road, and there is a tunnel that runs under Lucas Valley Road to the trail.  For those seeking a longer hike, just follow the Big Rock Ridge Trail Fire Road all the way to Chicken Shack Fire Road in Novato.  Be sure to bring plenty of water.  To give you an idea of what you might see on your journey, watch the video below:

Laura Slanec
Marin County Real Estate Agent
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
Drysdale Properties

Telephone: +1 415.606.1466
Fax: +1 415.479.5067

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