INDIAN VALLEY O.S.P.
Park Description: This 450 acre park wraps itself around Indian
Valley College just south of Novato. There is a loop
trail of about two miles around a 500' hill from which several other loops
on the south west side reach up into the hills. While the maps
indicate an elevation gain of only about 200 feet from the valley floor, my GPS showed more than a 400 gain on the Alexander Trail for
example, so beware. As the park is only about 13 miles from the Pacific and
fairly wooded, hiking should be comfortable much of the year.
Directions: From 101 around Novato, take
Ignacio Blvd west to Indian Valley College, (about 3 miles). Park at lot no. 8,
as the trail starts here, and opens up about 100 yards further once past a
large sports field.
Cost: $3/car for day use.
Loop & hill trails
May 29, 2008
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