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Big Rock Trail

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A steady climb for Bay Area views from the Wine Country to the Golden Gate.


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Map Key

3.4

Miles

5.5

KM

88%

Runnable

1,817' 554 m

High

635' 194 m

Low

1,212' 369 m

Up

30' 9 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers

Need to Know

Limited parking at the crest of Lucas Valley Road. Parking can be congested by late morning on weekends. Seldom crowded during the week.

Description

The first half mile of the trail is in full sun before you hit the woods for the next 0.7 miles on a steady, not unpleasant climb. After the first 2.5 miles, the trail steepens and widens. At 3.1 miles, stay to the right and take Buck's Bypass to join the Big Rock Ridge Fire Road or call it a day, take a look around you at the beautiful views in all directions and head back to your car.

Flora & Fauna

Wildflowers in the spring. Red shouldered and red tailed hawks and American Kestrel along with more common turkey buzzards.

Contacts

Land Manager: Marin County Parks

Shared By:

Bill Donahoe

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#1

in Marin County

#190

in California

#1,771

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Looking South — San Francisco in the Distance
Mar 31, 2019 near Lucas V…, CA
Big Rock
Mar 31, 2019 near Lucas V…, CA
Cattle Gate (summit in the distance)
Mar 31, 2019 near Lucas V…, CA
Heading East
Mar 31, 2019 near Lucas V…, CA
Buck's Bypass (stay right)
Mar 31, 2019 near Lucas V…, CA
Miller Creek - Second Bridge
Mar 31, 2019 near Lucas V…, CA

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