Phyllis Ellman Trail is a hiking trail in Corte Madera, California. It is within Ring Mountain Open Space Preserve. It is 0.8 miles long and begins at 12 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 472 feet.
Phyllis Ellman Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"This little preserve straddles the divide between suburban Tiburon and Corte Madera and features a pair of hiking only trails with spectacular views of San Francisco and San Pablo Bays."
--Tracy Salcedo-Chourré, Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco's North Bay (Falcon Guides).
"Ring Mountain is one of the great treasures of southern Marin County. The trail climbs through grassland, past small springs and seeps, to a wonderland of stone outcroppings along the ridgeline of the Tiburon Peninsula. Along the trail, you can find seven species of plants classified rare or endangered, including Tiburon mariposa lily, Tiburon paintbrush, Marin dwarf flax, Tiburon tarweed, and Tiburon buckwheat—plants found nowhere else. From the top of Ring Mountain, you will enjoy 360-degree views of San Francisco Bay. The walk is relatively strenuous, with constant but gradual climbs. There are numbered signposts corresponding to a trail guide available at the trailhead. Preserve activities include walking and picnicking. No bikes or dogs are permitted on the Phyllis Ellman Loop Trail. There is no fee."
--Nancy Salcedo, Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco (Falcon Guides).
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