HUNT CAMP TRAIL DAY on Saturday and Sunday, August 19 & 20

Volunteers will help build a new extension trail by hand between lower Hunt Camp and Manzanita Fire Road to connect with Contour Trail. This is a rare opportunity to build an entirely new trail by hand in Open Space! The weekend is hosted by V-O-Cal (Volunteers for Outdoor California), a nonprofit that provides volunteer workforces for large-scale trail construction projects, habitat restoration, and related land stewardship activities on public lands.

  • Join in with neighbors, friends and Parks staff
  • Volunteer for one day or the weekend
  • Work on the trail or prepare meals at the basecamp
  • No experience necessary – tools and gloves provided
  • Free lunch both days for all volunteers
  • Optional camping overnight with fellow volunteers

WHAT: Hunt Camp Trail Day
WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, August 19 and 20
WHERE: Gary Giocomini Open Space Preserve in the San Geronimo Valley


Dias Ridge Trail Day, Saturday June 10, 2017

When the Dias Ridge Trail opened in 2010, MCBC made a commitment to care for the trail well into the future. Mountain bikers have returned year after year to maintain the trail in partnership with the Ocean Riders, California State Parks and GGNRA.

Join us on Saturday, June 10 as we cut back the overgrown brush on the trail, removal temporary fencing and apply fill to low spots and ruts.

Here is the event signup page.



Ales and Trails

Our Ales and Trails festival was a huge success! We sold out and raised over $13,000 and were able to make a donation of $2,000 to Friends of China Camp to help rebuild the winter damage to Shoreline Trail. Thanks to all our vendors and everyone who volunteered and attended. We had a great time, hope you did too!

Remember that Ales and Trails will happen again in May of 2018.  We'll let you know the exact dates when we know.

Marin County Open Space District Board of Directors Meeting

There are 34 open space preserves in Marin covering 16,000 acres of land and have 75 miles of 'narrow' trails.   While equestrians can enjoy approximately 88% of these trails, bikes are restricted to approximately 15%.   The Marin Board of Supervisors governs these public lands and meets twice per month on Tuesdays.  Please consider attending a meeting and letting the board know your view on access rights.

For more information on the board's calendar, here is the page.


Marin Municipal Water District Board Meetings

Approximately 20% of the trails in Marin are under the jurisdiction of the Marin Municipal Water District, MMWD.  Of the 60 or so miles of hiking trails that are not fire roads, bikes are allowed on 0%.  Yes, bikes are not allowed on any 'narrow' trail that MMWD administers.  If you'd like to fix this, please feel free to let the Board Of Directors for the MMWD know.  They have meetings twice per month.

For more information, here is the home page for the Marin Municipal Water District Board of Directors.