I'm not joking! Hike the Dawn Falls Trail. Hike through lush wooded, fern covered canyons. Cross the small creek and head up Lady Bug Trail to King Mt. Barbara trail steep but fun and only 0.4 miles. Love seeing these magical homes and the woods are just gorgeous. No cell signal and easier to find a parking spot away from the trailhead. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until September. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Stay adventurous! (loved it!) Take a rest on a rustic bench. For more amazing trails in Wyoming, read about how 11 Of The Greatest Hiking Trails On Earth Are Right Here In Wyoming. You can find a trail map here. Definitely not ideal for little kids though as there are many switch backs with steep drop-offs and steep drops. Length 8.5 miElevation gain 1597 ftRoute type Loop Dogs are also able to … 9. In the canyon, a bridge crosses the creek. We went on a weekday and encountered a few people and dogs but was not too busy. The trail, an easy 1.1 miles, leads to its namesake falls, the beautiful Dawn Falls. 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. About two miles in it gets so steep and the entrance to the path that loops around is so steep you need hiking shoes. (Can’t speak for them though). Only complaint is that coming down the Barbara Springs Trail was quite treacherous. 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. Corte Madera Creek Trail Blithedale Ridge Fire Rd. Best in winter if you want to see the forest come alive. Park Address: 103 Headquarters Loop, Moose, WY, 83012. Most likely could have continued and ended up at the bottom then walk back to my car, Ok, went clockwise. (Upper Trail starts here). We're typically in search of waterfalls. Gorgeous views from Fire Road! Continue .5-.75 and keep an eye out for the trail going up hill to the right. There is a house on the left where the trail starts. Beautiful trail. Dog friendly with mostly wide paths and not too much elevation. Dawn Falls beautiful as ever. After exploring the Canyon Area, head north! Take the Dawn Falls trail down into the Baltimore Canyon for an in-depth exploration of northern California nature. So pretty and nice and shaded, one hill but overall flat, Perfect ...Coonhound loved it...steep coming down Barbara Springs. Beautiful trail in amongst the redwoods in an unexpected spot. For a longer hike (adds about 2 miles), the lower trail starts at Foley Ave, closer to the beginning of Madrone Road. Otherwise, bear right to remain on King Mountain Loop Trail. Thanks for the feedback! a lot of wide road that is easy and relaxing to hike. Citron Fire Rd. ... Grand Loop through Baltimore Canyon, King Mountain & Blithedale Summit ... A route that loops around Carson Falls via other trails. My 12 year old almost died. Southern Marin Line FR continues, curving around the upper reaches of small creeks that head into Baltimore Canyon. 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. See the remnants of an old quarry, where blue basalt was taken for a dam and other projects back in time. There were some steep/slippery switchbacks, but beautiful and doable overall. Cascade Canyon is located within Grand Teton National Park, and is accessible from the Jenny Lake Trailhead. 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. Super dangerous!!! There are 18,400 beautiful acres to explore.Find fun things to do in Marin County's 39 parks and 34 open space preserves. Beautiful hike. The Sonoma Creek Falls can be reached in as little as a third of a mile via the lower Canyon Trail. Love the forest scenery! Length 2.7 mi Elevation gain 456 ft Route type Loop Length: 13.5 mi • Est. I modified the last 1.5 mile. Instead of taking Barbara Springs Trail, I kept continuing on Southern Marin-Line Road. Also much easier in winter to go down Barbara Springs which can be quite dry and slippery in the summer. Would rate it as easy, not moderate. From Highway 101, exit Paradise/Tamalpais Drive in Corte Madera. For longer hike, park near Dolliver Park on Madrone Road. 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. (Alex Gotz/Shutterstock) Slide 13 of 17. Go up Throckmorton from downtown Mill Valley. Lots of shade and beautiful trees. With plenty of routes to choose from, this trail can be as short as three miles for those who turn back after the falls. Citron Fire Rd. The trail was INCREDIBLY busy, tons of people on it. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Might be best for trail run. 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. • 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. Look for stairs after the third house on the left. 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. Looking back, probably easier to do it the other way around. There's a bit of rock history here. Love this trail!! Pass waterfalls and enjoy stunning SF Bay Vistas. Perfect for a no shade hike, just be careful with dogs because it’s narrow. 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. Nestled in Baltimore Canyon at the base of Mount Tamalpais, Baltimore Canyon features 193 acres of redwood, wildlife, and tranquility. Cross a fire road. In winter, mossy trees are magical. The ridge line on the fire road was surprising well shaded. 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. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until September. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Echo Mountain via Sam Merrill Trail The path posted on AllTrails is a little misleading, it doesn’t quite follow the trail. Old Railroad Grade Fire Rd. This loop trail shows off the beautiful falls as well as Fairy Creek. Great hike past the obscenely wealthy. 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. I almost fell many times. This is a great trail to hike or run, even during or after rainfalls. Definitely recommend! 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