"A small ridgetop between the towns of Tiburon and Corte Madera, Ring Mountain is enjoyable to hike and explore, although mountain is a misnomer. Still, the hike includes a moderate 600-foot climb that invigorates. On the way up, enjoy expanses of native grasslands, a compact bay, oak, and buckeye woodland, sculptural rock outcrops, trickling seasonal springs, and colorful wildflowers. Miwok Indians left signs of their habitation here 2,000 years ago, and environmentalists left traces of the strong spirit with which they fought to protect these precious 377 acres for hikers and nature lovers. Trails Surface: A mostly sunny dirt trail that climbs and descends 600 feet; some rocky and rutted areas, one short stretch in woodlands."