Burdell Mtn Fire Road

Olompali State Historic Park, California

Elevation Gain117ft
Trailhead Elevation1,477ft
Elevation Min/Max1396/1486ft
Elevation Start/End1477/1472ft

Burdell Mtn Fire Road

Burdell Mtn Fire Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Novato, California. It is within Mount Burdell Open Space Preserve and Olompali State Historic Park. It is 0.6 miles long and begins at 1,477 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 117 feet. Near the end of the trail is a tower. This trail connects with the following: Old Quary Trail, Upper Mount Burdell Trail and Cobblestone Fire Road.

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"Burdell Mountain rises 1,558 feet from the Novato Valley floor on the northeast corner of Marin County. The serpentine slopes are covered with rolling grasslands and groves of live oak, bay laurel, and buckeye. Two major parks reside on Burdell Mountain: Olompali State Historic Park occupies 700 acres on the northeast face (Hike 121), while Mount Burdell Open Space Preserve occupies 1,600 acres on the southwest slope (this hike). The hike forms a loop on the southwest flank of the mountain, from the lower meadows to the ridge separating the two parks. At the summit are sweeping vistas that span from Mount Saint Helena to Mount Diablo and San Francisco. En route, the hike visits Hidden Lake (a seasonal pond midway to the summit), an old stone wall built by Chinese laborers in the late 1800s, and remnants of old rock quarries once used for the streets in San Francisco. The trails are open to hikers, cyclists, and equestrians."

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Trail Information

Olompali State Historic Park
Nearby City
Mount Burdell Open Space Preserve
Skill Level
Marin County Civic Center, 3501 Civic Center #260, San Rafael 94903; (415)473-6387; www.marincountyparks.org/depts/pk/divisions/open- space/mount- burdell
Local Contacts
USGS Novato, Petaluma; Marin County Parks and Open Space
Local Maps

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Oct 2018