DESCRIPTION: Colier Springs trail is the first and the hardest part of the hike because it is a steep sustain climb (1.5 miles ... feels like 3 miles). Otherwise we have a nice up and down 12 mile hike.
Here are the trails for this expedition:
Lagunitas parking (start) (Water) > Colier Springs > International > Northside > Azalea Meadows > High Marsh > Cataract > Helen Market > Kent/Alpine > Bon Tempe Dam > Bon Tempe Shadyside > Lagunitus Lake (end)
Here is a map of some of the trails we will be traveling on:
Here is GPS Track of the route:
Duration: 6.5 hours
Distance: 12 miles
Elevation gain: 2,300 ft.
Lunch Break: past the 1/2 point.
Facilities and Water: at the trailhead
Dress in layers. It MAY be cold to start. It MAY be hot! It MAY be windy!
DIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD:
Take Highway 101 to the Central San Rafael exit. Turn left on Third Street. Stay on Third. It will turn into Sir Francis Drake Blvd.Stay on Sir Francis Drake until you get to the Fairfax town limits. Turn left immediately after the gas station at Pacheco Avenue then turn right immediately on Broadway. In one block, turn left on Bolinas Rd. Drive 1.5 miles on Bolinas Rd to Sky Oaks Rd, where you bear left. Drive straight for .4 miles to the ranger station and entrance Kiosk (where a one-day parking pass must be obtained), then continue .6 mile to Lake Langunitas parking lot. We will meet in the parking lot
Please always check your email the night before just in case there are any necessary adjustments. This is especially important if there are any weather or fire danger issues. Cancellations due to weather will be posted by 10 pm the previous evening.
Give yourself time to find the trail head so that you arrive prior to the scheduled time. That is the time we head out on the trail. It would be disappointing to
Bring your smile and great attitude! We are ALL about trail enjoyment while respecting everyone’s time!
CAR POOL INFORMATION: Car pool locations:
SANTA ROSA: Coddingtown Mall parking lot in front of the Coddingtown library to leave by 7:20 am:
PETALUMA-Lucky at the intersection of Lakeville and Caulfield Ln. Park closest to Payran St. suggested leave by 7:40 am
See you on the trail!