Hike or Bike the China Camp Loop

China Camp Loop

See unbeatable views of the bay from the vantage point of Marin County's nature trails and challenge your endurance on a beautiful hike through California grassland.

Park at the lot in the China Camp State Park. Hop onto the Bay View trail to gain to begin the loop trail. Switchbacks take you up to a long and easy path passing through shaded and open areas. Enjoy the grasslands speckled with oak trees and coyote brush. You can see the San Rafael bay and bridge from the ridges of China Camp State Park. Take the Oak ridge trail after several miles to return to your starting point. This trail is great for MTB as well. If you're hiking, make sure you keep an eye out for oncoming bikers.

Warning: be aware of ticks and do a full-body check when you get home.

Pack List

  • Trail Map
  • Hiking shoes
  • Water
  • Snack
  • Camera
  • Bike and MTB gear
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RT Distance 8.9 Miles
Activities Photography, Mountain Biking, Hiking
Skill Level Intermediate
Season Year Round
Features
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Picnic Area
Scenic
Wildlife

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Beautiful for biking!

Winding through the chaparral and dense forests while periodically peeking out to bay views is spectacular! Recommend going during the weekday to avoid some of the crowds. 1 star aff for a fee based system for day use.


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