King Mountain Preserve

A 108-acre preserve rising above the main streets of Larkspur.

Rangers Recommend

  • King Mountain Loop Trail, an easement through private property, circles the top of the mountain, and intersects the Ladybug Trail leading to Larkspur Creek.
  • In the canyon, a bridge crosses the creek. Take a rest on a rustic bench.
  • Climb Citron Fire Road for sweeping views.
  • Travel on to Dawn Falls in Baltimore Canyon Preserve via connecting Ladybug Trail.
  • Dogs are welcome. Dogs must be leashed on trail, and under voice command on fire roads, with leash readily available.
  • After an outing, enjoy lunch in downtown Larkspur.

Naturalist Notes

  • Stands of coast live oak, tanoak, and California bay trees grow alongside the roads and trails.
  • Look for milkmaids, monkeyflower, and California poppies in spring.
  • You may see neighborhood volunteers pulling invasive broom and acacia along lower trails, to help native species thrive.
  • Check out the iNaturalist field guide. Add your own observations.

Activities

biking
Bike
dog on leash
Dogs On Leash
dog voice
Dogs Voice Control
hiking
Hike
horse
Horseback Riding

Know Before You Go

  • Stay on roads and trails to preserve sensitive ecosystems and to avoid trespassing on private property.
  • Dress appropriately for the weather. Trails can be muddy during rainy season.
  • Bring water.
  • There are no restrooms at this location.
  • Steer clear of poison oak.
  • After an outing, check for ticks.