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Address: Room 415, Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903
Phone Number: +1 415-499-6387

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One of the reasons to live in Marin

Marin's extensive Open Space is part of the reason this place is so special. One can find some close access point almost anywhere in the county. We use the OS to be able to walk... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 October 2016
Nancy E
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northern cal
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northern cal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Marin's extensive Open Space is part of the reason this place is so special. One can find some close access point almost anywhere in the county. We use the OS to be able to walk from town to town with barely any road time, so as a result we walk to dinner, bars, movies, etc. way more than anywhere else... More 

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Gilroy, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Marin has had one of the earliest centers of the conservation movement, by preserving the hilltops and ridgelines from development, has kept Marin like one large park. Not always popular, they don't win every battle, but they have done a wonderful job of keeping Marin intact.

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Thank Norma W
San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

Marin County is trying to stem the tide of development to preserve Open Space for all of it's population and visitors. Places like Muir Woods, Mt. Tamalpais watershed and other green areas are being protected by legislation so that greedy developers can not put housing or malls or other construction on sites that are sensitive and can not be replaced.... More 

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Thank Lindathesilkpainter
San Rafael, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

We visit open space several times a week. Being trail runners, it's nice to have so many trails, and so much public access to undeveloped areas. I tend to take this for granted sometimes. Make no mistake, land isn't as accessible in other areas. Get out and enjoy!!

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Thank david a
San Francisco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

Hiking trails galore and open to the public. Get a map and go on a hike. The hikes speak for themselves and are dog friendly

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Thank FoodWineFunSF
San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

I live right next to Marin Open Space and go hiking in it almost every day. Depending on where you are (I'm in Lucas Valley) you can take all sorts of trails, some high up on ridges overlooking the Bay Area. One time the air was so clear I could see all the way to the Sierra, about 150 miles... More 

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Thank Craig T
San Francisco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

85% of Marin County has been ruled out for development, and the open space district is a notable part of this. Just minutes outside San Francisco, this greenbelt is notable for its hiking trails and vistas.

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Thank motohigh
California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2015

There is SO much to hike, walk, bike, ride and see, we are truly fortunate to live in an area that values our environment! Get yourselves and your kids out on an Open Space area, you'll be glad you did! On any given day you can see about 20 different types of birds, frogs, lizards, snakes, skunks, raccoons, butterflies, crickets,... More 

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Thank 50PlusCalifornia
San Rafael, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

The fire road winds its way through the hills, offering a challenging hike and one of the best mountain bike outings with a variety of views over San Rafael and the bay.

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Thank Joe B
Rio Dell, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2014

The Marin county open space are is wonderful from Mt Tamalpias to the beaches. You can stroll a beach take an extreme hike or ride a horse on all said areas. I personally love the open spaces of Marin county.

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