Lake Lagunitas in the Mount Tamalpais watershed is popular with walkers and stroller-pushers due to its wide trail (actually a fire road), flat grade and abundant shade.
The hike around it takes about an hour; total distance is around two miles. The hike can be configured to include Bon Tempe Lake, which features an easy four-mile trail. For tougher treks, choose one of the many trails leading into the hills.
• Dogs welcome.
• Please follow postings and keep your dog on authorized trails and on the leash.
Take Highway 101 to the San Anselmo/Sir Francis Drake exit and go west on Drake to the town of Fairfax. Turn left on Pastori, make an immediate right onto Broadway and a left on Bolinas. At 700 Bolinas Road there is a wooden sign on your left saying “Lake Lagunitas.” Make that left turn onto Sky Oaks Road. At the crest of the hill you'll see Sky Oaks Watershed Headquarters. The lake is about 1.5 miles down the road; make a right at the "T" intersection.