Sunday, January 6, 9:00 a.m.– 2:00 p.m.

Big Rock Ridge is the second highest point in Marin. It’s a spectacularly beautiful hike with amazing panoramic views. If we’re fortunate with a clear day, the snow-capped Sierra may even be visible. Early blooming wildflowers may include footsteps-of-spring (Sanicula arctopoides), silk tassel bush (Garrya elliptica), and common manzanita (Arctostaphylos manzanita ssp. manzanita), along with many other native plants. This is a moderately strenuous, seven-mile hike that winds through several habitats on the south-facing slope. The elevation gain is 1,500 feet.

Meet at the Big Rock Trailhead.              

Garrya ellipticaFrom Highway 101 in San Rafael, take the Lucas Valley Rd. exit to the west for about five miles.

The trailhead is beside the big rock at the crest of the hill.    Rain cancels.

Leaders: Dabney Smith and Susan Schlosser

Call or email Susan Schlosser       707-834-6525          scschlosser52@gmail.com).