Hop on this loop to rapidly ascend to Alta Trail for sweeping views across Sausalito to Tiburon.”
— Megan Wilder
Perfect for beautiful views and fresh air if you just have an hour for a quick hike.
Family Friendly: A wide open and safe fire road,with lots of trees for kids to explore.
Park below the trailhead on Eureka or Cole at this easy to find trail loop near Highway 101 in Marin City. There is a brief but steep ascent on Orchard Fire Road
up to the Alta Trail
. Turn right and follow Alta Trail
to Pacheco Fire Road
Trail to take you back down to Eureka Ave. Turn right at Eureka to complete the loop. Trees need to be cleared, otherwise a wide open fire road.
Flora & Fauna
Dusky-footed Woodrats build nests from fallen tree debris and love to hoard shiny things dropped by people on the trail. This area is also home to coyotes, birds, bobcats, rattlesnakes and mountain lions. Beware of poison oak.