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Deer Island after Work Hike

Join us for a hike in Marin County’s Deer Island Open Space Preserve.  Features include large trees, wildlife preserves, sanitary district operations, ridgeline views, flood control operations, marshes, and Novato Creek.

Trailhead:  This loop hike begins and ends at 311 Deer Island Lane in Novato.  Parking is available at the trailhead.Route:  Clockwise on Deer Island Loop Trail, then up (200 foot climb) and across De Borba Trail, then counterclockwise on Deer Island Loop Trail.  This hike is about 3.6 miles long and should take about 1.5 hours to walk.


Gear: Bring water, sunscreen, sturdy footwear, and appropriate clothing.

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  • Linda B

    Thanks again to our trusted leaders!

    August 7, 2014

  • Linda B

    Thanks again to our trusted leaders!

    August 7, 2014

  • Bruce

    A Nice hike. Thanks. After commenting on the lack of deer island wildlife, the critters must of heard me, as all of a sudden 2 impressive Bucks and a family of Otters and a flock of Turkeys all magic appeared. Amazing.

    August 6, 2014

    • Madeline M.

      WOW!! Now I'm sorry I left early.

      1 · August 7, 2014

  • Hampton (.

    Live in S. Novato. Unable to drive. Would appreciate a ride. Will share expenses. Contact info:[masked], [masked] Thank you

    August 4, 2014

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