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Harry A Barbier Memorial Park

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Firstly, Harry A Barbier Memorial Park is located in Marin county, between the city of San Rafael and China Camp State Park. As a matter of fact, this open space is well visited by mountain bikers, joggers and hikers alike.  

Indeed, we started this 6 miles, 2 hours and 1000 ft elevation hike on Aquinas Dr. Moreover, note that there isn’t any parking, so we parallel parked on the steep street. Furthermore, this small challenge is well worth the otherwise steep climb you would have had to do on foot, in our opinion.

Harry A Barbier Memorial Park information

Adventure Map of Harry A Barbier Memorial Park

Adventure map of Harry a barbier memorial park hike

Elevation Map of Harry A Barbier Memorial Park

Elevation map of Harry a barbier memorial park hike

Start on the dirt road

Firstly, this Harry A Barbier hike starts on wide dirt roads. Subsequently, as you gain altitude, you are treated with beautiful views of Mount Tamalpais, the city of San Rafael and the San Francisco Bay

Beautiful view from Harry a barbier memorial park hike
Marin county parks path surrounded by vegetation
Marin county parks path under the sun surrounded by vegetation
Beautiful view with a blue sky from Harry a barbier memorial park hike

On the way back

Then, the way back is in the shade. Therefore, make sure that you bring with you an additional layer to keep yourselves warm, and plenty of water to drink. In addition, this Harry A Barbier trail is narrower and more windy.

Occasionally, you might encounter mountain bikers, so stay alert and yield especially to the bikers climbing uphill.


Christmas Ornaments Forest

Later, as you walk, you will pass a little Christmas ornaments forest. Soon, if you pay attention, you will be treated with the discovery of the Gnome village. Thus, it is a rare sighting in Bay Area hikes!

Finally, if you are interested in checking other parks in the near Harry A Barbier Memorial Park, you can visit the Marin County Parks website.

Gnome village from one of the marin county parks
Little Christmas ornaments forest from a marin county park
Gold little Christmas ornaments forest form one of the marin county parks
Funny Christmas ornaments from one of the marin county parks

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