Indian Tree Open Space Preserve to Stafford Lake (Novato) :

Explore Indian Tree's redwood and Douglas-fir forests.

3.1 miles one-way for hikers and equestrians (plus 3.1-mile return to trailhead); 2.4 miles one-way for mountain bikers (plus 2.4-mile return to trailhead)


From: Vineyard Road

To: end of Indian Tree Fire Road in Novato

There is not yet a trailhead at the south end of Indian Tree Open Space Preserve, so this segment of the Ridge Trail is an out-and-back trip, going from north to south. Hikers and equestrians explore Indian Tree’s redwood and Douglas-fir forests on a shady and well-graded trip. A number of viewpoints on the trail look out to different parts of Marin. The mountain biker route has some steep ascents and is in a more open landscape, with especially nice views of Novato.

Bikes allowed only on Indian Tree Fire Road.

Elevation Gain 1,200 feet one-way

OuterSpatial Mobile Map: Click Here

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This trail description is excerpted from the 2019 Guidebook. For details on all trails, trailheads and more buy the book from Wilderness Press.

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