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Tour de Indian Valley Preserve – Man that’s a big manzanita!

Join us for a hike led by Michael Landram in the Marin County Indian Valley Open Space Preserve in Novato.

Trailhead: Between the addresses 1681 and 1701 Indian Valley Road in Novato

Route: This route is designed so you have the option of walking one, two, or three segments.  Those wishing to walk one or two segments can leave the group at either of two convenient spots with an easy walk back to parking.  The entire route follows Indian Valley Fire Road, Ad & Gloria Schwindt Trail, Pacheco Pond Fire Road, Waterfall Trail, Jack Burgi Trail, Clark-Melone Trail, Indian Valley Fire Road, Witzel Trail, Buzzard Burn Fire Road, and Indian Valley FR to point of beginning. 

If you walk only segment one (leaving the group at end of Ad & Gloria Schwindt and returning via Indian Valley Fire Road), it’s about 2.5 miles with a 200 foot climb and should take about 1 and ¼ hours.

If you walk only segment two (leaving the group at the beginning of the Witzel Trail), it’s about 5 miles with two uphill climbs (200 ft and 300 feet) and should take about 2 ½ hours.

If you walk the entire route, it’s about 6.5 miles with three uphill climbs (200, 300, and 400 feet) and should take about 3 and ½ hours.

Preserve Map: http://www.marincounty.org/~/media/Images/Departments/PK/Open%20Space/Indian%20Valley/IndianValley033113.pdf

Gear: Bring water, snack, sturdy footwear, and weather appropriate clothing

Weather: Rain does not cancel

See you there!

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  • Hampton (.

    We had a great time on a beautiful day. Learned some things too.
    Thanks Michael.

    November 17, 2013

  • Kathleen E.

    We miss you John, but don't come back until you are whole-footed. Cheryl and Michael are doing a great job.

    November 17, 2013

  • Barbara

    Michael- Where do you order the perfect weather for your hikes?
    Thanks everyone- Had a great time.

    November 17, 2013

  • Madeline M.

    Thank you, Michael, for introducing me to yet another beautiful gem in Novato!

    November 17, 2013

  • Bruce

    My Gimpy leg might allow me to only do the 1st leg as well. I'm turning into the Grumpy Gimpster.

    November 12, 2013

    • John K.

      Bruce, get that gimpy leg healed up soon.

      1 · November 16, 2013

    • Bruce

      Thanks John. Hope your foot is completely healed soon. Maybe, You and I can enter a One legged sack race together sometime. Take care.

      November 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Family emergency. Will not be there

    November 16, 2013

    • John K.

      Sorry to hear this unfortunate news. I hope everything turns out ok.

      November 16, 2013

  • Fay C.

    Sorry I didn't make it today. Was out late last night and actually totally forgot this morning!
    Looks like a beautiful day, and I'm sure the hike will be great!

    November 16, 2013

  • John K.

    Going to have to miss this one. Foot is still healing. Have fun.

    November 16, 2013

    • Madeline M.

      We'll miss you. You'll have many more miles to hike if you take enough time to heal now.

      1 · November 16, 2013

    • Cheryl B.

      Same here, will miss you, John, hope you heal fast!!

      1 · November 16, 2013

  • Michael L.

    Looking forward to tomorrow! I'm going to "pass the boot" to collect money to pay for this website, so if you have some spare cash please bring it.

    1 · November 15, 2013

  • Nona W.

    Seems like months since my last Green Boot hike. See you tomorrow!

    November 15, 2013

  • Andy

    Sorry, Michael - I overbooked myself for Saturday. But it was nice to see you at the event last night.

    November 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This will be my first timeout with this group. I'm looking forward to meeting everybody.

    1 · November 12, 2013

  • Fay C.

    Looking forward to joining the group again. Will have to duck out after the first segment, tho.....

    November 10, 2013

  • Brenda G.

    Unfortunately we are going to have to cancel. Another event came up that we need to attend that morning. Will catch you all the next time. Have a good hike

    November 7, 2013

  • Bruce

    I've always been fond of Big Manzanita's. I'll play along. Lol. Should be fun and the weather might be interesting.

    1 · October 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will be out of town that weekend...

    October 26, 2013

  • Ellen

    Sorry to miss this one..I am leaving for a cruise 11/16.

    October 26, 2013

  • Moira B.

    I'm sorry to miss this excellent time with GBH.

    October 26, 2013

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