Join us for a hike led by Michael Landram in the Marin County Lucas Valley Open Space Preserve in Lucas Valley. We’ll visit Big Rock Ridge, the second highest point in Marin County. The views north into the Novato Watershed and south to San Francisco are to die for!
Trailhead: This hike requires a car shuttle. We’ll meet at the tennis courts at 53 Creekside Drive, Lucas Valley-Marinwood. We’ll leave half the cars there. We’ll drive the other cars to the Big Rock trailhead located at the watershed divide on Lucas Valley Rd., where the hike begins. Hikers that wish to go part way up and back should meet us there.
Route: This hike goes up the Big Rock Trail, across the Redwood Canyon and Big Rock Fire Roads, and down the Luiz Fire Road. The hike starts at an altitude of 630 feet and climbs to a high point of 1,875 feet on Big Rock Ridge before descending to the tennis courts at 210 feet. Total distance is about 6.5 miles horizontal or 8 miles adjusted for slope. We’ll plan 4 hours for this hike. Think twice before signing up for the entire length; it is a long way and especially steep coming down.
Preserve Map: http://www.marincounty.org/~/media/Images/Departments/PK/Open%20Space/Lucas%20Valley/LucasValley033113.pdf
Gear: Bring water, lunch, sturdy footwear, and weather appropriate clothing (it is usually windy on top)
Weather: Rain does not cancel
See you there!