No water or restroom facilities are available. On our most recent Mount Burdell outing, we chose to stick to the relatively flat San Andreas and Big Tank Fire Roads and Michako Trail, all of which cross the sweeping grasslands that cover the lower slopes of the mountain. The fire roads and intersecting trails make for a good assortment of loop hikes that are suitable for a family with smaller kids who aren't going to be up for climbing up onto the mountain. Our mixed evergreen forests of live oaks and bays and so on are very nice, but objectively merely average for the region. Tree and violet-green swallows demonstrate their exuberance with ceaselessly acrobatic flights. Related Articles. To get there, take the northernmost Novato exit for Atherton Dr.
Mount Burdell Open Space Preserve is managed by Marin County Parks. Mount Burdell rises 1, feet ( m) above sea level. Hidden Lake, a seasonal pond. Mount Burdell, MCOSD's largest open space preserve, provides many opportunities for loop hikes.
The preserve's peak elevation is around 1, feet, and there. A longer, moderately strenuous loop of Mt. Burdell, leaving from San Andreas Drive. Near Novato, California.
A point-to-point trek over the top involves a ft. When it comes to the oak savanna of Mount Burdell, however, we can hold our heads high: these are the mightiest spreading valley oaks in Marin County.
Our kids of course wanted to run up and say hello to the cows the moment they saw them. While not as iconic, renowned, or tall as southern Marin's Mount Tamalpais, Novato's Mount Burdell offers its own kind of charm and appeal for families looking for an easy outdoor outing.
Hiking with Kids in Marin Mount Burdell Open Space Preserve Marin Mommies
As with all Open Space Preserves, excellent maps are available on the official parks websiteor you can consult our favorite printed map, Trails of Northeast Marin by Pease Press.
Consult a map for the many other neighborhood trailheads.
reviews . Michako Trail, San Carlos Fire Road, and Middle Burdell Fire Road Loop. MODERATE(29).
Novato. 31 reviews of Mt. Burdell Open Space Preserve "I had a great experience yesterday on my hike to the top of Burdell. Thank you Josh Gilmore, aka Happy! What a. Climb through grasslands dotted with ancient oaks to spectacular vistas of North Bay ridges from the slopes of 1,foot Mount Burdell. The largest of Marin.
Ask any student of woodcuts or an English person.
Burdell landscapes by Noondueler on SummitPost Interlude on humans Before I get caught up in rhapsodies on spring birdlife, I do have a few bits of human trivia that might occur to you on a visit to the mountain.
Mount Burdell – Nature in Novato
The name belongs to Galen Burdell, a wealthy San Francisco dentist and tooth powder entrepreneur who married into ownership of the estate in the s, including the more civilized portion found in Olompali State Historical Park on the northeastern side of the mountain, profiled separately here. Owl's Clover. These trails are popular with hikers, mountain bikers, and dog walkers. No water or restroom facilities are available.
Prettier bird — on Burdell by Larry Scheibel.