• Bootjack Trails •
• Pine Mountain in Fairfax •
• GGNRA •
• Hamilton Wetlands •
• Headlands •
• Lake Bon Tempe •
• Lake Lagunias Loop •
• Above Lake Lagunitas, Fairfax •
• Mount Tamalpais North East Peak loop •
• Mount Tamalpais South East Peak loop •
• Mountain Theatre Hike •
• Muddy Hollow to Limantour Beach •
• Muir Woods without the crowds •
• Pine Mountain in Fairfax •
• Redwoods in Novato •
• Roy’s Redwoods - Nicasio Valley Road •
• Rush Creek Bahia •
• Rush Creek Fire Road •
• Shady Loop on Mount Tamalpais •
• Tomales Bay, shade and Shell Beach •
• Sunset Beach •
• Samuel P. Taylor’s cool loop through Redwoods •
• Panoramic, Canopy View, Muir Woods •
• Costa Rica •
• Terra Linda/Sleepy Hollow Preserve •
|Marin OPEN SPACES maps
campsites, ranches, vineyards, public parks and more.
Nature Hikes and Classes with Wendy Dreskin
101 Surf Sports: 115 Third St., San Rafael; 415-524-8492; 101surfsports.com.
Ongoing: Lessons and equipment for stand-up paddling, surfing,
windsurfing and kiteboarding weekends. Prices vary.
Bay Area Discovery Museum: 557 McReynolds Road, Fort Baker,
Sausalito; 415-339-3968; baykidsmuseum.org.
Ongoing: Kids’ Nature Lab and hikes. Prices vary. Summer camps: Registration
Blue Waters Kayaking: 12944 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Inverness or
19225 Shoreline Highway, Marshall; 415-669-2600; bwkayak.com.
Ongoing: Beginner and advanced sea kayaking and stand-up paddleboard classes
and tours include Inverness, Point Reyes, Tomales Bay, secluded beaches,
Drakes Estero, Giacomini Wetlands, Hog Island and tule elk, Nick’s Cove and
the Estero Americano. Kayak, paddleboard and electric bike rentals also
available. Prices vary.
Call of the Sea: Bay Model Visitor Center Pier, 2100 Bridgeway,
Sausalito; 415-331-3214; callofthesea.org.
Select Friday evening and Sunday morning sails; check website for times.
Events support Call of the Sea’s nonprofit educational programs. $30 to $60.
China Camp State Park: China Camp State Park, Point San Pedro Road,
San Rafael; 415-456-0766; friendsofchinacamp.org.
Bayfront park with a Chinese fishing village and museum, a natural history
center, beaches, hiking, biking, equestrian trails, day-use areas and
campgrounds. 8 a.m. to sunset daily. Check website for events.
Clavey Paddlesports: 409 Petaluma Blvd. South, Petaluma;
Ongoing: Custom Tomales Bay kayak and stand-up paddleboard tours, classes
Echelon Riders Club: Mike’s Bikes, 836 Fourth St., San Rafael;
email email@example.com. Sundays: Group ride at 10:45 a.m. Meet in
the parking lot on Fifth Avenue behind Mike’s Bikes in San Rafael. Youths 12
to 17 can join if accompanied by an adult.
Friends of Mount Tam: 415-258-2410; friendsofmttam.org.
Guided hikes on weekends. Check website for times and locations. East
Peak Visitor Center open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends; Mount Tam Gravity Car
Barn open noon to 4 p.m. weekends.
Golden Gate National Parks: Marin Headlands Visitor Center, 948 Fort
Barry, Sausalito; 415-331-1540; parksconservancy.org.
Saturdays through Mondays: Point Bonita Lighthouse tour. 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Ongoing: Hikes, volunteer days and outdoor activities at Marin Headlands,
Muir Woods and other parks. Check website for schedule; call for
Marin County Parks: 415-473-6387; www.marincountyparks.org. Check
website for special events, walks, talks and family-friendly activities.
Point Reyes Outdoors: 415-663-8192; pointreyesoutdoors.com.
Weekends: Tule elk kayaking tours for all ages. No experience required. 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m. $85. Weekends: Morning, full-day and sunset wildlife kayaking tours on
Tomales Bay. Call for reservations. Private kayaking tours are also available
anytime. Stand-up paddleboard rentals are available at 11401 Highway 1 in Point
Reyes Station. Bioluminescence paddles and overnight camping trips are also
Regenerative Design Institute: Commonweal, 451 Mesa Road, Bolinas;
Ecology leadership workshops, tracking and nature programs, herbal studies and
more. Check website for schedule. Register online; prices vary.
Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary: 376 Greenwood Beach
Road, Tiburon; 415-388-2524; richardsonbay.audubon.org.
Ongoing: Bird walks, drawing classes, Lyford house tours, demonstration gardens,
education programs, restoration work days and more. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.
Sausalito Walking Tours: Vina del Mar Park, Bridgeway, Sausalito;
Ongoing: Daily history walking tours by Travels with Teri. 10:30 a.m. weekdays;
10 a.m. weekends. $45. Reservations required.
Sausalito Wooden Boat Tour: P.O. Box 124, Sausalito; 415-332-6608; sausalitowoodenboattour.com.
Weekends: Three-hour interpretive tour of floating homes, docks, shipyards, art
studios and the wooden boat center with Victoria Colella from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
$50. Online reservations required.
Sea Trek Kayaking: Bay Model, 2100 Marinship Way, Sausalito;
Call for times and reservations. Daily: Single kayak or paddleboard rental $25
per hour; double kayak $40 per hour. No reservations required. Weekends: Scenic
Sausalito 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. $75 ($60 for kids 17 and under). Stand-up paddling
class ongoing. $65. Call for reservations.
SF Bay Adventures: 1001 Bridgeway, No. 238, Sausalito; 415-331-0444; sfbayadventures.com.
Ongoing: A variety of sailing
packages, including sunset sails, Bay Lights viewing and local history and
wildlife tours. Check website for schedule.
Tamalpa Runners Club: tamalparunners.org.
Ongoing: Weekly running groups and track workouts on Tuesdays, Thursdays and
Saturdays. Weekend morning group runs. New members run on Sundays at Ross
Commons. Monthly club races/runs. Annual dues start at $30. Membership form
Titanium Racing: Marin County; firstname.lastname@example.org; titanium-racing.com.
Titanium Racing offers a variety of runs and marathons in Marin and
throughout the Bay Area including the Turkey Trot, Fourth of July Firecracker
Run, Novato Wild Horses Half Marathon and 5K, Tiburon Half Marathon and 5K and
many more. Check website for upcoming runs and marathons. Registration required;
WildCare: 76 Albert Park Lane, San Rafael; 415-453-1000; 415-456-SAVE
(7283) (Living with Wildlife hotline); wildcarebayarea.org.
Ongoing: Environmental education center and wildlife hospital treating
approximately 200 species. Pool bird feedings are at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily.
Special presentations of Wildlife Ambassadors with their handlers are available
at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Docent tours are available by appointment.