Address: 72 Ridgecrest Rd, Kentfield, CA Parking: Free parking near the trailhead, please be respectful of residents. Park near the unmarked gate, walk down the gravel road and you will soon see a trailhead. Hours: 24 hours Type: Hike (moderate) Regulations: Dogs allowed on-leash Best time to visit: Anytime Don't miss: The view from the King Mountain Loop
Description: This 193-acre preserve has shady trails with views of the Bay Area. You can take connecting trails into King Mountain, Mount Tam and Blithedale Summit. Trails skirt Larkspur Creek and feature a few seasonal waterfalls, including Dawn Falls. We hiked the King Mountain Loop Trail, which winds down into the canyon and has trails shaded by moss-lined redwoods and douglas firs. Most of the loop is shaded except for a short stretch as the trail climbs back up. From here, the trail opens up and yields views of the Richmond San-Rafael Bridge all the way to SF. You will cross brides and climb quite a few stairs to return to your starting point, and overall it's a beautiful hike. You can take the Citron Ladybug Trail down to Dawn Falls to continue your hike to the West.