Roy's Redwoods Preserve

293 forested acres overlooking the heart of San Geronimo Valley.

Rangers Recommend

  • Primeval groves of bay and redwood trees are the star attractions here.
  • Bay trees and towering redwoods run along picturesque Meadow Trail, where scenes in George Lucas' The Ewok Adventure were filmed.
  • Climb the Dickson Ridge Fire Road for sweeping views from Mount Tamalpais to Mount Wittenberg.
  • For a peaceful getaway, meander down Roy’s Redwoods Loop Trail. It's a secluded ridge with sheltering fir, madrone, and oak trees.
  • Look for "hippie trees." A 60's commune made their homes inside large hollowed-out trunks.
  • Travel on to Maurice Thorner Memorial Preserve via connecting Thorner Ridge Trail.
  • Dogs welcome–must be leashed on trail, and under voice command on fire roads, with leash readily available.

Naturalist Notes

  • Look for pileated woodpeckers and back-throated gray warblers during the day. Listen for barn owls and great–horned owls in evening and early morning.
  • Pacific hound's tongue, milkmaids, and other wildflowers bloom in spring.
  • Kingsnakes, racers, ring-necked snakes, and rattlesnakes make their home here, as does every species of lizard in the county.
  • 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.