10 Photos That Will Inspire You to Explore Marin County, CA

    By: Liam McNally + Save to a List

    Marin never ceases to amaze me.

    After a trail run on the Dipsea Trail in Marin County this past weekend, I was once again blown away at what an amazing gem this region of California is. The rolling green hills and lush redwood forests are especially mesmerizing in the springtime. A short 25-minute drive across the Golden Gate Bridge, Marin is closer than you think. Plus, it's so easy to quickly go from beautiful trails to delicious food and fun communities. One of my favorite ways to fuel up is grabbing a big salad or burrito from Good Earth Natural Foods and eating on the sunny patio. 

    Right now is such a beautiful time to explore Marin, so here are some photos of Marin that folks have shared on The Outbound to inspire you to get off the couch and into all the adventure the Marin County has to offer! You might want to make a weekend out of it and spend the night in West Marin's charming Strauss Home Ranch. And if you need to gear up before hitting the trail, check out the Sports Basement in Novato for the best gear, local experts, and fair prices. 

    Photo by Kyle Frost, Hike to the Summit of Mt. Tamalpais

    Photo by Josiah Roe, Hike the Sky Trail in Point Reyes

    Photo by Lisa Bao, Photograph the Cypress Tree Tunnel in Point Reyes 

    Photo by Sarah Eichstedt, Hike and Swim at Bass Lake

    Photo by Joshua Scruggs, Hike the Tomales Point Trail in Point Reyes

    Photo by Ryan Vermillion, Hike the Matt Davis Steep Ravine Loop 

    Photo by Joshua Contois, Camp out in the Steep Ravine Cabins

    Photo by Katch Silva, Explore Muir Woods National Monument

    Photo by Pascual Dutton, Hike Tennessee Valley

    Photo by Josiah Roe, Catch a Sunrise at Hawk Hill

    Cover photo by Kyle Frost

    Discover more Marin adventures here!

    We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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