Just west of highway 101 in southern Novato (Ignacio Blvd Exit), lies College of Marin's Indian Valley Campus.  At the end of the road past the campus, you'll see the football field and the start of the hiking trail which winds through live oaks and hills. 

 Indian Valley Fire Road is an ideal trail for a daily stroll or dogwalk, and you may have the hills to yourself. For more of a challenge, you can create a loop on several trails (some of them signed hiking only) that climb through mixed woodland. Although these trails are short, they do wander up and down on moderate to steep grades. 

 Getting there

From northbound highway 101 in Marin County, exit Ignacio Blvd. Drive west on Ignacio Blvd. about 2.2 miles, through the gate into the Indian Valley campus of the College of Marin. Continue about 0.4 mile to parking lot 7, near the organic garden and the campus police station.  

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trail view