I recommend keeping small dogs on leash at the start of this hike (~5 minutes) because of the occasional, non-attentive bikers that race around the blind turns. Once we hit the dirt trails (~5 minutes), the incline hills are fairly mellow, bikers are a rarity, and dogs are ok to be off-leash with vocal control.
There are two parking entrances for this trail hike; we will be meeting at the North Gate. If anyone is late and wants to find the group, my cell is[masked]
This is at the far end of Freitas Parkway (exit Freitas Parkway towards the mall, keep going straight to the end of the road). An adjacent parking address is 111 Arlene Terrace, San Rafael CA
This is the address for one of the apartment units that sits by the trail gate. Use directions for here and then grab any street parking spot. The trail gate is 5 seconds from this apartment complex.