Mount Burdell Open Space Preserve

Featured hike
Mile:
0.0: Pass through the cattle gate and start up broad San Andreas Fire Road.
0.1: San Marin Fire Road sets off to the right at a signed junction. Continue straight on San Andreas Fire Road.
0.1: A stile on the left marks an entrance to the sensitive wildlife area. Continue straight on San Andreas Fire Road.
0.2: On the left, Little Tank Fire Road begins at a signed junction. Continue straight on San Andreas Fire Road.
0.3: Dwarf Oak Trail meets San Andreas Fire Road at a signed junction. Continue straight on San Andreas Fire Road.
0.5: Junction. Turn right onto Middle Burdell Fire Road.
0.7: Junction. Turn left on Deer Camp Fire Road.
2.1: Junction. Turn left on Cobblestone Fire Road.
2.7: Cobblestone Fire Road ends at a signed junction with Old Quarry and Burdell Mountain Fire Road. Turn right on Old Quarry Trail.
3.3: Junction. Turn left onto Middle Burdell Fire Road.
3.3: Old Quarry Trail resumes downhill at a signed junction. Turn right.
3.6: After crossing through a gate, Old Quarry Trail ends at a junction. Turn right onto San Carlos Fire Road.
3.7: Junction with Salt Lick Fire Road. Stay to the right on San Carlos Fire Road.
3.9: Junction. Turn right onto Michako Trail.
4.4: Junction. Stay to the right on Big Tank Fire Road.
4.6: Big Tank Fire Road ends at a junction. Continue, now on San Marin Fire Road.
4.6: Junction with Andreas Court Fire Road. Follow San Marin Fire Road to the right.
4.7: Junction with San Andreas Fire Road. Turn left.
4.8: Back at the trailhead.

Getting There:
From US 101 in Marin County exit San Marin Drive/Atherton Avenue in Novato. Head west on San Marin Drive for about 2.5 miles. Turn north (right) unto San Andreas Drive, and drive about 0.5 mile. Look for and park near the preserve gate.

GPS coordinates* for trailhead:
Latitude 38 7'48.51"N
Longitude
12236'15.27"W
(* based on Google Earth data, shown as degrees, minutes, seconds)


Read about this hike in more detail and view photos at http://www.bahiker.com/northbayhikes/burdell.html


© 2002 Jane Huber/Bay Area Hiker