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China Camp State Park

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Address: N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael, CA 94901
Phone Number: 415-456-0766
Activities: Mountain biking, Hiking, Camping
Description: Located on the grounds of an old Chinese fishing settlement, this park...
Located on the grounds of an old Chinese fishing settlement, this park includes over 1,500 acres of beaches, hiking trails and picnic grounds.
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Very cool mountain biking trail

Cool trail even for beginners. Easy to approach, only 3 $ per rider fee and very easy to follow trail marking.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Espoo, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Cool trail even for beginners. Easy to approach, only 3 $ per rider fee and very easy to follow trail marking.

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San Rafael, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

They continue to widen and gentrify the trails at China Camp...pretty soon it will resemble a fire road instead of single track. What a shame. And, unless you go near sunrise or sunset, you'll get mean looks from any hikers you pass. To be a fee driven location, it is very unfriendly to mountain bikers.

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San Rafael, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Great historical lesson about the Chinese immigrants in the Bay Area in the 19th and early 20th Centuries. There are still some original building left along with a pier. Nice picnic spots around this area.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

China Camp is picturesque, interesting, and a delight for creatives--painters, photographers, and nature/history lovers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

this is one of the best kept secrets in San Rafael. One-of-a-kind cafe's- blessedly preserved - the beach is great for kayaking, bathrooms are clean, historical center is extremely well-done.

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Fort Bragg, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

China Camp harkens back to a time of segregation of Chinese workers. Another dark chapter in California history. Chinese workers brought to the US to do the dirty work for low pay. Forced to live apart from whites, the Chinese built their own communities away from other settlements. Several buildings are preserved in this turn of the century encampment. Great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This is an excellent spot to enjoy nature and be outdoors. There is a great selection of trails for running, hiking and mountain biking. I ran the trails, and they were both challenging and scenic. I highly recommend this gem of nature.

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Incline Village
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We stopped by China Camp to let the dog out for a walk. It's a beautiful spot by the bay, rocky beach, picnic tables. We used to go there often in summer for picnics.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Just went to China Camp this past week for the first time in many years! So nice spending time there. It was quiet being a Tuesday afternoon, and with the picnic tables almost a water's edge, it was nice just hanging out there. The facilities were impeccably clean and it was all in all a very relaxing space.

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The Shoreline trail is a great scenic beginner mountain bike singletrack trail. Be aware it is quite narrow and there will be bikers and hikers in both directions that may be difficult to pass at times. Part of it is closed due to construction. There are many bathroom facilities and picnic areas along the main road to stop off for... More 

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Address: N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael, CA 94901
Phone Number: 415-456-0766
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  San Rafael

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