Region 2 Designation

Designating roads and trails in seven west Marin preserves.

Maps

After careful evaluation of public comments, the Marin County Open Space District approved the Region 2 proposed conditional designation maps in late fall 2015.

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The Region 2 Designation Map shows designated roads and trails for Region 2: Cascade Canyon, French Ranch, Gary Giacomini,  Loma Alta, Maurice Thorner Memorial, Roy’s Redwoods, and White Hill Preserves.

 
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The Region 2 Use Map shows designated use for hikers, cyclists, and equestrians on roads and trails in Region 2 preserves.

 

Location Details

Region 2 is located near the Town of Fairfax. This region consists of seven preserves totaling 3,607 acres. It includes French Ranch, Maurice Thorner Memorial, Roy’s Redwoods, Gary Giacomini, Loma Alta, White Hill, and Cascade Canyon Preserves. The Gary Giacomini Preserve is the largest preserve in this region (1,499.83 acres), followed by Loma Alta (509 acres), and Cascade Canyon (504 acres). Region 2 contains approximately 52 miles of roads and trails, more than any of the other regions.

The Gary Giacomini and Cascade Canyon Preserves serve as gateways to lands of the Marin Municipal Water District. Samuel P. Taylor State Park is also located less than one mile west of Gary Giacomini Preserve. Other adjacent land uses include residences along Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. The Gary Giacomini Preserve is located to the south of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, and the French Ranch, Maurice Thorner Memorial, and Roy’s Redwoods Preserves are located north of this roadway. The Spirit Rock Meditation Center is located to the east of Roy’s Redwoods Preserve. Camp Tamarancho, managed by the Marin Council of Boy Scouts of America, is situated directly north of Cascade Canyon Preserve. Large ranches and scattered residences are located east of the Loma Alta, White Hill, and Cascade Canyon Preserves.

Community Workshop

The Region 2 Designation public workshop was held on October 5, 2015. 

This project was funded by Parks, Open Space, and Farmland Measure A. Measure A Icon