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Oak Ridge Hiking Trail – China Camp State Park

Oak Ridge Hiking Trail – China Camp State Park

Oak Ridge Hiking Trail – China Camp State Park

Location: San Rafael, CA
Difficulty: Moderate
Features: Hiking trails, horseback riding, bike friendly, bird watching, no dogs, wildlife observation

China Camp State Park is known for its hiking and mountain biking trails – among this is the Oak Ridge Hiking Trail. The Oak Ridge Trail provides stellar view of the bay. When starting from the Bay View Trail, it continues along the ridge prior the Peacock Gap Trail. It is a smooth trail and offers a sloping hillside of oaks and manzanita shrubs.

About China Camp State Park. China Camp State Park is a California state park that surrounds a historic Chinese American shrimp fishing village and salt marsh. The park is located on the shore of the San Pablo Bay in San Rafael. Established in 1976, the 1,500 acre park was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. Moreover, the park is also part of the San Francisco Bay National Estuarine. Prior Chinese settlement, the area was inhabited by indigenous Coast Miwok people. To date, the park boasts a wide variety of outdoor activity options, such as overnight camping, paddle boarding, biking, and hiking. The area also serves as a good picnic ground.

Top 3 Adventure Hacks

1) Bring lots of water.

Trails without much shade can cause dehydration as the heat may cause you to lose more water through sweat. Bring an extra bottle or bottles. Use a carabiner when there is no space left inside your bag.

2) Always bring some snack with you.

Bring some handy, high energy snacks with you. Make sure that it is high protein, high sugar to give you the extra boost on exhausting hikes.

3) Cook quality meals with a handy cooking device.

If you have to go through miles and miles of hiking, you would definitely go hungry mid route. When energy bars can’t provide you the ultimate fix, you can opt to make full meals with a handy cooking device.

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