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China Camp Loop

San Rafael, California

4.0/5
based on 1 reviews

Details

Distance

9.23 miles

Elevation Gain

1716 ft

Route Type

Loop

Description

Added by The Outbound Collective

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.

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Features

Photography
Mountain Biking
Hiking
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Picnic Area
Scenic
Wildlife

Reviews

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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