Lagunitas Trail

Mount Tamalpais Watershed, California

Elevation Gain252ft
Trailhead Elevation792ft
Elevation Min/Max789/824ft
Elevation Start/End792/794ft

Lagunitas Trail

Lagunitas Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Marin County, California. It is within Mount Tamalpais Watershed. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 792 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 252 feet. The Lake Lagunitas (elevation 784 feet) water can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Lakeview Fire Road, Rock Springs Lagunitas Road and Collier Trail.

Lagunitas Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"Take your family for a picnic at one of the scenic lakes of the Mt. Tamalpais Watershed. Lake Lagunitas is an easy way to begin because it is a relatively small lake with the circumference of only 2 miles. This is great mountain bike area because there are so many places to explore and miles of side roads that you can take. You can even take you bike all the way Mt. Tam if you have the stamina to do so."

"This is a level hike on roads around the lake with mosses, redwoods, oaks and great views across the lake to Mt. Tamalpais. Good birding. Some standing water after heavy rains."

"A circuit around Lake Lagunitas rambles through redwood groves and serves up nice views of the wooded slopes of Mount Tamalpais—and may include glimpses of great blue herons along the shoreline and turtles on the floats near the dam.

Lake Lagunitas is one of five lakes within the sprawling watershed on the flanks of Mount Tamalpais managed by the Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD). About 110 miles of roads and trails are maintained within the watershed, one of Marin County’s most valuable recreational resources. Watershed lands form Marin’s backyard, and the Sleeping Lady watches over it all. The flat, easy loop around Lake Lagunitas, on a wide fire road that invites walking and talking, is very popular."

"Lagunitas is one of five wonderful lakes within the Mount Tamalpais watershed. Trails connect Lagunitas to Bon Tempe, Alpine, and Kent Lakes to the northwest, and Phoenix Lake to the northeast. Lake Lagunitas is the best bet for a peaceful walk in the woods. The lake is shrouded in a forest of redwood, fir, oak, bay, and madrone. The walk is easy and relatively flat, and follows the lakeshore. Hikers share the wide trail with bikes and horses. Watershed activities include walking, picnicking, biking, and bird watching. There is a small fee."

Lagunitas Trail Reviews

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Great trail for family fun. Trail was wet as most of the trail is covered - but great starter trail for young mountain bikers. Trail is crowded on weekends with hikers and families walking around the lake. Only drawback was bringing bikes down stairs to complete the loop.

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Trail Information

Mount Tamalpais Watershed
Nearby City
Mount Tamalpais Watershed
Skill Level
Marin Municipal Water District, 220 Nellen Ave., Corte Madera, CA 94925; (415) 945-1455;
Local Contacts
USGS San Rafael; online watershed map at VstrMap_b_w.pdf
Local Maps

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Oct 2018