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Mount Burdell Open Space Preserve

Novato, California

Mount Burdell Open Space Preserve

Mount Burdell Open Space Preserve Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Mount Burdell is a big name for a relatively low Marin County peak. This preserve is backyard wilderness for Novato dog-walkers and runners, and is a great destination for easy-to-moderate hikes like this one—a loop through oaks and grassland to the high flanks of the mountain and the upper reaches of Olompali State Historic Park."

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

"Starting in Novato’s backyard, this hike ascends the mountain, past the quarry sites that provided cobblestones for the streets of San Francisco. It takes you over great expanses of grassland, sprinkled with wildflowers and butterflies in spring. It dips under the dappled shade of bay and oak trees, along gurgling seasonal creeks, then back through open hillsides before you reach the ridge of this extinct volcano. A low stone wall invites you to sit for a while before the descent, though it is hardly wilderness, with a repeater station and satellite nearby. But the views are rewarding."

Trail Information

Novato
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
5.3
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
2.5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Horseback Riding
Additional Use
Wildflowers
Features
Mt. Burdell Preserve
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