Dog-FriendlyRoy's Redwoods Open Space Preserve

Roy's Redwoods Open Space

San Geronimo, California
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Local Phone: (415) 499-6387

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

Roy's Redwoods, overlooking the San Geronimo Valley, holds some of the largest redwoods in Marin County.

The primeval groves of bay and redwood were once the setting for a George Lucas movie, The Ewok Adventure.

Prior to becoming an MCOSD preserve, several of the great rings of redwoods were inhabited by members of a loosely organized commune.

Today, the great meadow is frequently used for weddings and other special gatherings.

For a quiet getaway, try the Roy’s Redwoods nature trail. This short loop walk meanders along a secluded ridge among sheltering fir, madrone and oak trees.

From the meadow you can choose from a number of shaded trails that loop through this 293-acre preserve. You may also choose to climb the Dickson Ridge Fire Road to enjoy sweeping views that stretch from Mount Tamalpais in the east to Mount Wittenberg in the west.

Directions:
From Highway 101 in Larkspur, take the Sir Francis Drake Boulevard exit west past Fairfax and turn right at Nicasio Valley Road. The gate is less than a quarter-mile up on the right.

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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Wide Open Spaces
The Marin County Open Space District, which turns 40 this year, was born from a heroic movement to preserve natural lands and contain urban sprawl. Today it administers 34 preserves—all but one of them dog-friendly—totaling more than 20,000 acres and providing Bay Area residents and visitors with many ways to play. Four-legged hikers enjoy the rare privilege of accompanying their humans off-leash on the fire roads in the preserves, and while tethers are required on other trails, none of the paths are off limits to canines.  more »

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