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Gentle Walk Great Views

The walk begins with a simple path from the parking lot, which can continue up a gentle slope or... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Sacramento, United States
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Neglected gem of CA history

It is hard to believe that this park does not have reenactors and tourist services all over it... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
San Rafael, California
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8901 Redwood Hwy, Novato, CA 94945-1436
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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

The walk begins with a simple path from the parking lot, which can continue up a gentle slope or blend into an open old garden type area with a huge old fountain and lots of trees. You can’t even tell you are next to a...More

1  Thank sandrahN51NL
Reviewed 11 August 2018

It is hard to believe that this park does not have reenactors and tourist services all over it. There are 8000+ years of history here! The Native, trade, Rancho, battle, Victorian, and Hippie historical events that took place here each deserve their own pavilion and...More

Thank minimuffinlover
Reviewed 18 June 2018

It's a lovely piece of land - some wooded, some fields, wildflowers. Good trails. The best part is the Walnut grove. In the fall when the walnuts mature, you can pick some. Dogs on Leash only. I didn't see anything about the Indians that had...More

Thank Bruce_Maryellen
Reviewed 26 April 2018

The park is down a frontage road along the freeway. Although the exit is well marked once you turn off the signage disappears. It is a fee park and the $8 would only be worth it if you wanted to spend the day there hiking....More

1  Thank fungramma51
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Nice park that I hadn't known about. Great place to hike and learn about history of the Miwok Indians and the later settlers and residents. Lots of turkeys running around! Had to pay by credit card for parking in a large lot with only one...More

Thank KFromOregon
Reviewed 22 January 2018

What a wonderful trail. There is some history of the Miwok Tribe at the beginning of the trail. I liked this because it gave me a sense of history while I was hiking their land. A moderate hike as there is some incline. Wonderful views...More

Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 22 January 2018

As a Norwegian, I found the landscape here kind of different and exotic from coastal Norway, and I marvelled in this ancient land of the Miwoke Indians. The traffic from the highway runs close by, but if you hike further into the hills and follow...More

Thank tilladiddi
Reviewed 13 July 2017

This is a super place to hike, especially on a hot day. The trail takes you all the way to the top of Mt. Burdell if you want to do it and it's mostly in the shade of the trees on the mountain. $8 charge...More

Thank macsby2
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

This is a terrific place to visit for the history, nature and hiking vistas. This is the place where The Bear Flag Revolt (California's "Alamo") began. Olompali has been the home to Native American, Miwoks, for over 8000 years.

1  Thank Jim C
Reviewed 9 April 2017

This is one of six museums in the city of Novato. Try to visit them all! This beautiful park is filled with walking trails, history of the indigenous people, as well as the history of the hippy days when it was a commune. Take a...More

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