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Address: Room 415, Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903
Phone Number: 415-499-6387
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Activities: Hiking

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I live right next to Marin Open Space and go hiking in it almost every day. Depending on where you are (I'm in Lucas Valley) you can take all sorts of trails, some high up on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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San Rafael, California
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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I live right next to Marin Open Space and go hiking in it almost every day. Depending on where you are (I'm in Lucas Valley) you can take all sorts of trails, some high up on ridges overlooking the Bay Area. One time the air was so clear I could see all the way to the Sierra, about 150 miles... More 

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

85% of Marin County has been ruled out for development, and the open space district is a notable part of this. Just minutes outside San Francisco, this greenbelt is notable for its hiking trails and vistas.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

There is SO much to hike, walk, bike, ride and see, we are truly fortunate to live in an area that values our environment! Get yourselves and your kids out on an Open Space area, you'll be glad you did! On any given day you can see about 20 different types of birds, frogs, lizards, snakes, skunks, raccoons, butterflies, crickets,... More 

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San Rafael, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The fire road winds its way through the hills, offering a challenging hike and one of the best mountain bike outings with a variety of views over San Rafael and the bay.

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Rio Dell, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

The Marin county open space are is wonderful from Mt Tamalpias to the beaches. You can stroll a beach take an extreme hike or ride a horse on all said areas. I personally love the open spaces of Marin county.

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Lansing
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

I will not under any circumstances visit or promote in any way the MCOSD due to their uneven and draconian refusal to offer open and free access to users. The policies concerning usage are biased and underlined with opposition to activities the powers that be are opposed to. Not Fair use, not for me.

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San Rafael CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We have hiked a huge number of the trails in Marin. It is a main reason we live here. Beauty is pretty much ten minutes away from anyplace in the county, with a huge variety of views and moods

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Laguna Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Marin county has so many places designated as open space. We live close to 2 trail heads leading to the Boy Scout camp in fairfax. It is a great place for hiking, especially with dogs, that technically should be on leash. Very beautiful and peaceful.

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Fairfax, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

If you like hiking, trail running, biking, or just being in nature in general, Marin open space is the place for you. The County of Marin has done an admirable job of preserving natural space in the face of rampant development in other parts of the Bay Area. It is a refreshing change to have many natural outdoor spaces so... More 

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