China Camp and Marin Islands Reserve

San Rafael, California 94912

China Camp and Marin Islands Reserve

China Camp and Marin Islands Reserve Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The convoluted shoreline of this 1,500-acre park stretches 3 miles along rocky bluffs backed by rolling hills of thickly forested oak woodland, offering panoramic views of San Pablo Bay and the East Bay hills.

This series of points and small coves fringed with salt marsh creates great feeding grounds for the nearby heron and egret rookeries on Marin Islands Reserve, and narrow, winding channels give kayakers access to the marsh at high tide. Essentially undeveloped, the area retains much of the character (as well as several original structures) from the days when it was a Chinese fishing village. For a historical perspective, stop by the small museum near the launch beach."

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Trail Information

San Rafael
Nearby City
1-10 miles
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
Tides below 2 feet expose broad mudflats near shore.
Tidal Information
Mud, offshore winds, closed areas, fishing lines, and light boat traffic.
Hazards/Cautions
Year-round
Best Times
China Camp State Park map, available at visitor center, also describes the area’s rich cultural and natural history; NOAA chart 18653 (charts.noaa.gov/OnLineViewer/18653.shtml)
Local Maps

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Dec 2018