Baltimore Canyon Open Space

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Baltimore Canyon Open Space
Wilson Way
Larkspur, CA 94939
(415) 473-6405
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At the headwaters of Larkspur Creek, this 193 acre preserve encompasses a lovely canyon filled with history, stately trees, and a spectacular waterfall. The trail system here connects to several of the main fire roads that traverse the north slopes of Mount Tamalpais, as well as to other MCOSD preserves including King Mountain and Blithedale Summit. This canyon was once home to some of the largest redwoods in the Bay area, but all were cut in less than a decade to build the homes and businesses. At the head of the canyon lies Dawn Falls, a spectacular 30-foot cascade during the wet winter months through early spring. This area is popular for hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking. Dogs are allowed on leash. There are two access points:
East access: from Hwy 101 in Larkspur, take the exit for Tamalpais Dr west. Turn right onto Tamalpais Dr, slight left onto Redwood Ave, take the second right onto Corte Madera Ave, continue onto Magnolia Ave, left onto Madrone Ave, right onto Redwood Ave, left onto Oak Rd, continue onto Wilson Way, and follow to end (dead end).

West access: from Hwy 101 in Larkspur, take the exit for Sir Francis Drake Blvd west 2.1 miles. Turn left onto College Ave, right onto Woodland Rd, left onto Evergreen Dr. Continue uphill to the intersection with Ridgecrest; 50-feet uphill from this junction, left onto Crown Rd, and follow to end (dead end).