|Horses doing horse things on Horse Hill.|
Here is the Marin County Parks Map for the area. I ran over from Corte Madera from the Alto Path and had intended to only run the flats (I didn't wear my trail shoes and my ankles had been hurting so I figured I would just run the bike path). As I made my way down Lomita, I saw the trail sign for Horse Hill. I deliberated for about thirty seconds and then decided I wanted the adventure of going up the hill, even if I couldn't figure out where the trail connected. I knew there would be some great photos to be taken even if I had to come straight back down and continue on the flat bike path.
|Clockwise from Top Left: Entrance to Horse Hill on Lomita; Horse watering station; The stables on the right above the hill; The ascent of Horse Hill.|
|San Francisco peeking through at the top of the hill.|
|Looking down on Mill Valley, CA from the top of Horse Hill.|
|When in doubt, follow the markers. Oh and no biking!|
It's about a mile from the base of the Horse Hill entrance on Lomita to where you turn left to go down the hill to connect to Alto Bowl. I stayed on the main trails the whole time.
Luckily, I followed the path to where I got lost last time (the intersection of Meadowcrest) and even down to Benson Circle where I connected up to Alto Bowl and then got to run down Chapman. I hooked up with the Larkspur/Corte Madera bike path and did a nice big 10 mile loop before the rain caught me.
|Where I thought I was "lost" and froke out last time! This is where Meadowcrest intersects with Meadowsweet where you are not supposed to trespass.|
|And here we are back at Alto Bowl! Yay!|
|Ran with my horse friends!|
Horse Hill Trail and Alto Bowl Trail are two of my favorites now! Definitely will never take over my home trail of Ring Mountain, but I feel so blessed to have these amazing places to run just a few miles from my front door!