Dog-friendly Little Mountain

Little Mountain

Novato, California 94947
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Local Phone: (415) 473-2816

Marin County Parks Open Space Leash Policy: Dogs on leash are welcome to enjoy trails. Dogs are allowed off-leash under strict voice control on fire protection roads. Please follow posted rules.

Marin County Parks Open Space Preserve This 214 acre preserve just west of the city of Novato is primarily undisturbed habitat, consisting of oak-studded grasslands on the southern slope, and the heavily forested north slope that drops off steeply to Novato Boulevard.

The Doe Hill Fire Road, which runs along the southern edge of the property, is the main route through this preserve. This road is an important link in the Bay Area Ridge Trail, a project that will ultimately create a trail to circumscribe the entire Bay Area. The Little Mountain segment connects the trail systems of Olompali State Park and Mount Burdell Preserve to Indian Tree Preserve on the south.

Directions:

East access: from Hwy 101 in Novato, take the exit for San Marin Dr west 2.7 miles. San Marin Dr turns into Sutro Ave and follow Sutro Ave 0.4 mile. Turn right onto Center Rd, and turn right at Trish Dr (becomes Kathleen Dr). MCOSD gate at the end of Kathleen Dr.

West access: from Hwy 101 in Novato, take the exit for San Marin Dr west 2.7 miles. San Marin Dr turns into Sutro Ave and follow Sutro Ave 0.4 mile. Turn right onto Center Rd and follow to the end (dead end).
 
Help us keep this trail beautiful and dog-friendly:
• Always follow the posted rules as they may have changed
• If in off-leash area, keep your dog under voice command
• Respect and protect wildlife and habitats
• Pack in and pack out, leaving only paw prints

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