This is a great trail to hike or run, even during or after rainfalls. It's easy to find. Dogs must be leashed on trail, and under voice command on … Beautiful trail in amongst the redwoods in an unexpected spot. In summer, trails are cool and shady. For a shorter hike, go left on King Mt. Take left at Evergreen Dr. Left on Crown Rd. A beautiful walk, the 3 year old loved it before we started climbing. Janis Joplin and Jerry Garcia both lived in homes near the Dawn Falls Trail. (Can’t speak for them though). It got really busy at like 10 though, so I’d suggest going before then! The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until September. Rest are all down so not a great workout. For a longer hike (adds about 2 miles), the lower trail starts at Foley Ave, closer to the beginning of Madrone Road. Corte Madera Creek Trail Blithedale Ridge Fire Rd. 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. Old Railroad Grade Fire Rd. Nearby, in the Baltimore Canyon Open Space Preserve, Larkspur Creek produces the Dawn Falls. Coming down via Barbara trail was adventurous and felt like an obstacle course. Took me awhile to get why this was marked moderate. Plan on starting at 10a so you can relax and go to Perry's afterwards. (Alex Gotz/Shutterstock) Slide 13 of 17. 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. Mostly shade and windy. Love this trail!! In the canyon, a bridge crosses the creek. Perfect for a no shade hike, just be careful with dogs because it’s narrow. Thanks for the feedback! From Highway 101, exit Paradise/Tamalpais Drive in Corte Madera. 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. For more amazing trails in Wyoming, read about how 11 Of The Greatest Hiking Trails On Earth Are Right Here In Wyoming. Ladybug Trail Barbara Springs Trail Piedmont Trail Southern ... BALTIMORE CANYON PRESERVE KING MOUNTAIN PRESERVE 10/31/2017 marincountyparks.org. Southern Marin Line FR soon passes Dawn Falls trail in a small intersection. Missed the trail head down the Ravine so continued on the fire road and doubled back.. made the trip longer . The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Gorgeous views from Fire Road! Barbara trail steep but fun and only 0.4 miles. The path posted on AllTrails is a little misleading, it doesn’t quite follow the trail. Took us about an hour and a half. Lovely hike through the redwoods. Most likely could have continued and ended up at the bottom then walk back to my car, Ok, went clockwise. Mostly shaded. Nestled in Baltimore Canyon at the base of Mount Tamalpais, Baltimore Canyon features 193 acres of redwood, wildlife, and tranquility. Shaded for the most part so great for a sunny day. The trail, an easy 1.1 miles, leads to its namesake falls, the beautiful Dawn Falls. On the left is the Piedmont Trail, your route back (the orange line on the map). a little bit of climbing up to the fall to keep things interesting. The 30-foot high waterfall highlights the trip during wet months. After exploring the Canyon Area, head north! First part is great, would do a different loop. 6.2 miles 1500 ft. Carson Falls - Pine Mountain - Route I: There are 18,400 beautiful acres to explore.Find fun things to do in Marin County's 39 parks and 34 open space preserves. In winter, mossy trees are magical. Happy Thanksgiving! The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Beautiful 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. a lot of wide road that is easy and relaxing to hike. Just perfect amount of weather, elevation and duration! About two miles in it gets so steep and the entrance to the path that loops around is so steep you need hiking shoes. We went on a weekday and encountered a few people and dogs but was not too busy. Park Address: 103 Headquarters Loop, Moose, WY, 83012. 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. Super fun trail! Throughout the hike, we were flanked by the majestic coastal redwood trees. https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/dawn-falls-and-hoo-koo-e-koo-loop Tower Falls. So pretty and nice and shaded, one hill but overall flat, Perfect ...Coonhound loved it...steep coming down Barbara Springs. Echo Mountain via Sam Merrill Trail Comfortable, easy paced hike and plenty of shade on a hot day. Dog friendly with mostly wide paths and not too much elevation. Take the Dawn Falls trail down into the Baltimore Canyon for an in-depth exploration of northern California nature. Definitely recommend! I modified the last 1.5 mile. Turn right, heading down gravel path. When you get into the woods, it’s great. Nice, easy shaded hike. 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. The Mt. 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! (loved it!) As with most of Marin’s falls it is best seen after a heavy rainfall. I almost fell many times. Take a right at top of stairs and follow the narrow road until the end. Cross the small creek and head up Lady Bug Trail to King Mt. Riverbed dry atm but still one of the most beautiful wooded hikes I’ve been on this side of Mount Tam. Last mile is on the neighborhood roads. We survived and thankfully the trail is short and put us out close to the car. The Sonoma Creek Falls can be reached in as little as a third of a mile via the lower Canyon Trail. There were some steep/slippery switchbacks, but beautiful and doable overall. Citron Fire Rd. Dawn Falls Trail King Mountain Loop Trail Citron Fire Rd. Ladybug Trail Barbara Springs Trail Piedmont Trail Southern Marin Line ... BALTIMORE CANYON KING MOUNTAIN 11/22/2019 marincountyparks.org. AllTrails / Jacob Jones. This plunge waterfall drops roughly 15’ with a picturesque backdrop of ferns and California Bay Laurel. Citron Fire Rd. Look for Dawn Falls Creek Trail on left just before suspension pipe. Great trail! The climb to the fire road is not too bad, with natural and made made steps. 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. Climb Citron Fire Road for sweeping views. 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. It’s a very level path to and from the falls. 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. Do not drive to the end of the road as there is little room to turn around. Hike the Dawn Falls Trail. Form a loop back to Echo Mountain to visit Mount Lowe Trail Camp, Cape of Good Hope, and other landmarks on Mount Lowe Railway. Beautiful hike. Continue approx. Look for stairs after the third house on the left. PS: Make a reservation during covid! Go up Throckmorton from downtown Mill Valley. The first part of the trail is also gorgeous totally wooded. Keep going for a short distance past a huge boulder on your right and the houses start to Peter out. Great hike past the obscenely wealthy. Length: 13.5 mi • Est. Drive west on Tamalpais about 0.8 mile, then turn right at the stop sign onto Magnolia. Dogs are also able to … Madrones are very common on the sides of the trail. 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. Next time I might try coming back a different way. one mile to a wooden bridge, where the Upper Baltimore Canyon trail begins. Well covered for 80% of it. Going downhill on the last 0.7 mile was very steep. Stay adventurous! Walk a few blocks to Foley - take a left. Cascade Ave joins it and it becomes Cascade. Parks & Preserves. The trail was INCREDIBLY busy, tons of people on it. It is a very short walk up the road to the trailhead. Barbara trail was unpaved, mostly just nature as it is and steep. There is a house on the left where the trail starts. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. The ridge line on the fire road was surprising well shaded. 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. Went counter clockwise. This loop combines Piedmont Trail, Dawn Falls Trail, Southern Marin-Line Road, and Barbara Springs Trail. 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. Marin County Department of Parks Open Space (415) 499-6387. Loop. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until September. Probably easier to do it the other way around following the wide and gently uphill trail through Canyon. 193 acres of redwood, wildlife, and bird watching and is used! 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