Hike the Roys Redwood Preserve Loop

Roys Redwood Preserve - Search Nearby - Added by Lindsey Shea

Explore Beautiful Redwoods in this Small, Secluded Preserve in Nicasio, CA.

Roy's Redwoods Preserve is an easily missed pocket of Redwoods off Nicasio Valley Road in Marin County. Don't miss it: heading North on Sir Francis Drake Blvd turn right onto Nicasio Valley Rd--the gate for this little park is about a half mile up on the right. From the main entrance you enter a meadow, from which you can choose a number of shaded paths that bring you deeper into the redwoods--some of the largest in the county!

For an easy trek try the Roy's Redwood Nature Trail, which will take you on a loop around the preserve. For more of a challenge climb the steep Dickson Ridge Fire Road for a rewarding view of Mt Tamalpais. You can also just wander around on the many unofficial trails, as I did, enjoying the solitude and views.

This small area is great for a getting a taste of some giant, beautiful redwoods without a big hike. Romp around, eat an apple, sit under a big tree.

Distance

2.3 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

300 ft Gain

Type

Loop

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Hiking

Forest
Scenic

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Great place to hike and explore

This is a beautiful spot close to S.F. to get a taste of the Redwoods. Combine it with a drive through Point Reyes if you're visiting the area for a day well spent.

You'll love who you are when you are in Marin!

Marin County is just a little out there. As in one famous bridge away from San Francisco. And right next door to the vineyards and Napa and Sonoma. Closer than you could ever imagine to everything that's unique in this clever corner of California. Take a vacation from the typical vacation

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