Indian Tree Open Preserve-Another New Location

This is an exploratory hike - I've never been there - but saw photos posted from another group's hike - and its in the redwoods. There are a couple different routes from 2 to 5.

Distance, category, and difficulty:
This 5.5 mile loop hike is moderate, with about 1200 feet in elevation change. Trailhead elevation is about 320 feet. The preserve's high point is about 1440 feet. The featured hike climbs gradually to 1440 feet, then descends back to the trailhead, with a few moderately steep descents.

Exposure:
Mostly shaded.

Trail traffic:
Light.

Trail surfaces:
Dirt trails and fire roads.

Hiking time:
3 hours.

Season:
Nice year round.

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  • Joya H

    Nice hiking with all, nice small group, great trail, lots of shade for a gorgeous sunny morning out. We will have to do it again and get up to the big trees.

    1 · July 20, 2013

    • wendy

      Yes, Joya - I'm going to go back out and challenge myself to the top

      July 20, 2013

  • wendy

    Beautiful area - switchbacks were nice for me - and I was still the slowest - kind of challenging for me up --but got to "slog"down. I can't believe how dirty my feet got!

    July 20, 2013

  • Kendra

    Beautiful Hike. Loved the switchbacks - made it a bit easier. Nice fun group

    July 20, 2013

  • Dianne H.

    Great hike and a nice preserve. Lots of switchbacks for the incline wasn't too bad. Nice small group of hikers.

    July 20, 2013

  • Susie R.

    this is a great hike, I am not coming as homecare with 2 pets in Sonoma

    July 16, 2013

  • Joya H

    I love the big trees. I will meet at the RP park and ride, can drive if needed.

    July 15, 2013

  • Suzanne

    Am glad we are doing this one - it is literally right down the street from where I lived in Novato for 20 years! Have done the Big Trees trail. several times. No bathroom facilities; I suggest stopping at Starbucks on San Marin Dr.

    July 15, 2013

  • wendy

    Who wants to meet in RP at 8:30 to carpool?

    July 14, 2013

    • Kendra

      I'll see you there at 8:30

      July 15, 2013

    • Susan G.

      OK, see you guys at 8:30. I've never hiked in Indian Tree either, so we'll all be explorers!

      1 · July 15, 2013

  • Susan G.

    I'm in Santa Rosa, so could definitely meet in RP.

    July 15, 2013

    • wendy

      Ok, Susan, let's meet at the Cal Trans Park and Ride and 101/RP Expressway on the southbound side - I will be in a gold highlander -

      July 15, 2013

  • wendy

    Dianne - I'm going camping so I need to change the date on this.

    July 1, 2013

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