Bay Area Hiker: White Hill Open Space Preserve White Hill Open Space Preserve

Featured hike
0.0: Begin from side-of-the-road parking and carefully walk down Sir Francis Drake (toward Fairfax).
0.1: Turn right onto a paved road heading to Bothin Youth Group Camp.
0.1: Veer right and enter the preserve through the open space gate.
0.2: Junction. Turn right onto White Hill Fire Road.
0.7: Junction. Continue straight.
0.9: Gate and preserve boundary. Return to the previous junction.
1.0: Junction. Turn left onto Sherwood Forest Fire Road.
1.2: End of fire road, and turn-around point. Return to previous junction.
1.5: Turn left onto White Fire Road and retrace your steps back to the trailhead.
2.2: Back along the side of Sir Francis Drake.

Getting there:
From US 101 in Marin County, exit Sir Francis Drake/San Anselmo. Drive west on Sir Francis Drake about 6 miles, to Fairfax. Continue on Sir Francis Drake, and from the traffic light at Oak Manor Drive, proceed about 1.2 miles. You'll pass a road to Bothin Camp on the left, then look for roadside parking on the left (safer than trying to cross the road on foot). There's a sizable turnout on the right, and if traffic is light, you may be able to carefully make a U-turn. If not, continue on Sir Francis Drake 0.8 mile to San Geronimo Road and turn around there.

GPS coordinates for trailhead:
Latitude 38 0'15.07"N
(* based on Google Earth data, shown as degrees, minutes, seconds)

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© 2002 Jane Huber/Bay Area Hiker