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RIDER'S GUIDE: TRANSIT TO PARKS

transit routes by park

Park (click for more info) Route Nearest Stop
Mt. Tamalpais State Park 61 Pantoll Ranger Station
Samuel P. Taylor State Park 68 Samuel P. Taylor State Park
Tomales Bay State Park 68 Inverness Store
Muir Woods National Monument

66 (weekends & holidays, Apr – Oct)

61

Muir Woods Visitor Center

Panoramic & Bayview Dr (1 mi hike)

Point Reyes National Seashore 68 Bear Valley Visitor Center
Lagoon Park 35, 49, 233 Civic Center
Santa Venetia Marsh Preserve 233 Vendola Dr
Hal Brown Park/Creekside Trail

29, 228

22

Marin General Hospital

Magnolia Ave & Bon Air Rd

Bothin Marsh/Bay Trail 17, 61 Miller Ave & Almonte Blvd
Upton Beach 61 Shoreline Hwy & Stinson
Bolinas Lagoon 61 Downtown Bolinas
Hamilton Bay Trail 49, 251, 257 Hamilton Theater
George "Rocky" Graham Park 17, 36, 71X, 30 (GGT), 70 (GGT) Marin City Hub

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mt. tamalpais state park

Mount Tamalpais is just north of San Francisco's Golden Gate. It has redwood groves and oak woodlands with a spectacular view from the 2,571-foot peak. Hikers can enjoy more than 50 miles of hiking trails in the park that connect to a 200 mile trail system over land managed by the Marin Municipal Water District and the Golden Gate Recreation Area.

On a clear day, visitors can see the Farallon Islands 25 miles out to sea. Marin County hills, San Francisco and the bay, cities in the East Bay, Mount Diablo, and even the Sierra Nevada's snow-covered mountains may be visible from park viewpoints.

Camping and day use are available at Mt. Tamalpais.

Transit Routes

61 West Marin Stagecoach South Route

Links: website | facebook

 

samuel p. taylor state park

Samuel P. Taylor's landscape ranges from shady redwood groves to oak-studded grasslands to the rolling hills of Mt. Barnabe. The park was a popular recreation destination along the North Pacific Railroad during the late 1870s and the 1880s. "Camp Taylor" was one of California's first recreational camping sites and was the site of the first paper mill on the west coast.

The park has endangered Coho salmon which migrate up Lagunitas Creek to spawn in the winter. It is a peaceful place for a hike, picnic, or a family camping trip.

Camping and day use are available.

Transit Routes

68 West Marin Stagecoach North Route

Links: website | facebook

 

tomales bay state park

Situated on the eastern edge of Point Reyes Peninsula, the sheltered coves of Tomales Bay State Park are a relaxing place for picnicking, hiking, or water-oriented activities. The park features four gently sloping, surf-free beaches, protected from winds by Inverness Ridge.

One of the finest remaining virgin groves of Bishop pine in California is in the park's Jepson Memorial Grove. Hiking trails connect the park�s four beaches and wind through the Jepson Memorial Grove.

Tomales Bay State Park is available for day use only. No camping is available.

Transit Routes

68 West Marin Stagecoach North Route

Links: website | facebook

 

muir woods national monument

Muir Woods National Monument protects one of the only stands of old-growth Coast Redwoods left in the Bay Area. President Theodore Roosevelt declared it a national monument in 1908 and it was subsequently named after the influential naturalist John Muir.

Transit Routes

66 Muir Woods Shuttle (Weekends & Holidays only, April – October)
61 West Marin Stagecoach South Route

Links: website

 

point reyes national seashore

Just north of San Francisco's Golden Gate is Mount Tamalpais.  It has redwood groves and oak woodlands with a spectacular view from the 2,571-foot peak.

On a clear day, visitors can see the Farallon Islands 25 miles out to sea, the Marin County hills, San Francisco and the bay, hills and cities of the East Bay, and Mount Diablo. On rare occasions, the Sierra Nevada's snow-covered mountains can be seen 150 miles away. 

Transit Routes

68 West Marin Stagecoach North Route

Links: website

 

lagoon park

Lagoon Park is a large community park located on the Marin County Civic Center campus and surrounds a man-made lagoon. It provides expansive views of the landmark Civic Center buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The park is a popular San Rafael destination for walking, picnicking, model boating, wildlife viewing, and relaxing. The playground adjacent to the lagoon was renovated in 2008 and its innovative and exciting play features make it a favorite spot for kids and adults alike.

Transit Routes

35 Canal – San Rafael – Civic Center – Northgate Mall – Novato
49 San Rafael – Civic Center – Northgate Mall – Hamilton – Novato
233 San Rafael – Civic Center – Santa Venetia

Links: website

 

santa venetia marsh preserve

Santa Venetia is full of outdoor treasures. Visit a levee trail that travels through beautiful marshland. Take the kids out to enjoy several small parks including Candy’s Park, which recently received new playground equipment. Santa Venetia is also home to Santa Margarita Island, a tiny island with a short loop trail. 

Transit Routes

233 San Rafael – Civic Center – Santa Venetia

Links: website

 

 

hal brown park / creekside trail

Named after the Marin County Second District Board of Supervisor Harold C. Brown Jr., this large community park reopened on February 14, 2011 following extensive renovations. Visitors will find a large turf area to play on and relax, a remodeled bathroom, several new benches and picnic tables scattered throughout, an area for petanque, a health and wellness grove landscaped with plants that have healing and medicinal attributes, a redesigned amphitheater that provides the ideal location for children’s outdoor educational classes and community theatrical presentations, a new overlook that offers stunning views of Corte Madera Creek and Creekside Marsh as well as arguably the most outstanding view of Mt. Tamalpais in the entire county.

Transit Routes

22 San Rafael – San Anselmo – Larkspur – Marin City
29 Canal – San Rafael – Larkspur Landing – College of Marin – Marin General
228 San Rafael – Larkspur Landing – Marin General – College of Marin – San Anselmo – Fairfax Manor

Links: website

 

bothin marsh / bay trail

Connect up with the Mill Valley/Sausalito paved pathway by foot or by bike and explore this 106 acre preserve that incorporates a tidal wetland that is a small reminder of the vast salt marshes that once surrounded San Francisco Bay. This quiet inlet at the north end of Richardson Bay, surrounded by cordgrass and pickleweed, is home for several endangered species. While these species may not be evident to every visitor, the number of shorebirds and waterfowl that rest and feed here is always an attraction.

Transit Routes

17 San Rafael – Strawberry – Mill Valley – Marin City – Sausalito
61 West Marin Stagecoach South Route

Links: website

 

upton beach

Spend the day at the beach! Upton Beach is a wide stretch of beach along the coast, north of and adjacent to Stinson Beach. Enjoy it with sun bathing, fishing, picnicking, surfing, long walks and other beach recreation activities. Walk to the northernmost point of the beach and investigate the mouth of Bolinas Lagoon.

Transit Routes

61 West Marin Stagecoach South Route

Links: website

 

 

bolinas lagoon

Once planned for an upscale yacht harbor, this Marin County Open Space District Preserve is now a Pacific Flyway stopping point for millions of shorebirds and other waterfowl that visit the mudflats and quiet waters each year. The lagoon is also home to a thriving population of harbor seals that can always be seen at low tide when they haul out to rest and replenish their depleted oxygen supply.

Transit Routes

61 West Marin Stagecoach South Route

Links: website

 

hamilton bay trail

This public walking/biking trail is located along an impressive, scenic, restored wetland built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its state partner the Coastal Conservancy as part of the conversion of 650 acres of the former military airfield. The new segment of trail sits along the edge of the Hamilton Wetlands Restoration Project adjacent to oak woodland, burgeoning habitat, and provides sweeping views. A smartphone audio tour, describing the history and natural environment at various points along the trail may be enjoyed any time of day by downloading the Canogle app. Interpretive signs are also available on site. A playground is located adjacent to the trail at the southern end of Hangar Avenue for families with young children planning a visit.

Transit Routes

49 San Rafael – Civic Center – Northgate Mall – Hamilton – Novato
251 San Marin – Novato – Vintage Oaks – IVC – Ignacio – Hamilton
257 San Rafael – Northgate Mall – Kaiser Hospital – Marinwood – Hamilton – Ignacio

 

george "rocky" graham park

Visit the beautiful new public park in Marin City that has something for everyone. Enjoy the large playground, adult exercise equipment, accessible walking path, picnic facilities and interpretation. If you’re inspired to take a hike, Marin City offers a trailhead connecting to the Orchard Fire Road on Golden Gate National Recreation Area land.

Transit Routes

17 San Rafael – Strawberry – Mill Valley – Marin City – Sausalito
36 Canal – San Rafael – Marin City
71X Novato – San Rafael – Marin City – Sausalito
30 San Rafael – Marin City – San Francisco (GGT Route)
70 Novato – San Rafael – Marin City – Sausalito – San Francisco (GGT Route)

Links: website