Rolling hills and sweeping vistas!
MALT protected since 2016, Gallagher North Bend Ranch gets its name from the north bend of Lagunitas Creek, which borders the ranch for nearly two miles. The Lagunitas Creek watershed harbors the largest run of endangered coho salmon on the central California coast and is home to dozens of wildlife species, from spotted owls to river otters to mountain lions. Surrounded by the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and MALT-protected Black Mountain Ranch, Gallagher North Bend Ranch further connects the protected landscape, safeguarding Marin County’s clear air, clean water and outstanding biodiversity.
- Saturday, September 11, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- There is an arrival window between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
- This four-mile round trip hike starts on a floodplain, climbs through cattle pastures and takes you to the highest point on the ranch where you can see a fresh perspective of the West Marin landscape, including Tomales Bay. The trail loops down the backside of the ranch, onto old railroad tracks that follow along Lagunitas Creek and through a redwood grove.
- This is a self-guided hike with MALT staff and volunteers positioned along the trail to answer questions.
- Registration is required.
Suggested donation of $20 per person. All donations are tax-deductible.
Space is limited and you must register to attend!
Contact sweisbach[at]malt.org or (415) 663-1158 ext. 305 for any questions.