The King Mountain Open Space Preserve is a fun, accessible hike in Marin County that is a part of a cluster of interconnected parks and preserves with a wide variety of trails. The main trail is a loop around the top of the mountain where you cross through exposed hillsides as well as shaded paths. You’ll also find some nice views of the Mt. Tamalpais and the San Francisco Bay. You may not see huge expanses of wildflowers, but there is a great variety. It’s easy to combine this with the Ring Mountain hike in nearby Tiburon.
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The Ring Mountain Open Space Preserve is a small area located in Marin County, just off highway 101 next to Tiburon. The main reason to hike here are the wonderful views of the San Francisco bay, but even in this drought year we were able to find a nice variety of spring wildflowers.
Mt. Tamalpais State Park in Marin County is the center point for an incredible network of trails. You can spend years trying all the options in the park and the surrounding countryside. There are great views of the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay from the top of the mountain (2571 ft elevation).