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Olompali State Historic Park

8901 Redwood Hwy, Novato, CA 94945-1436
+1 415-892-3383
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Good for taking an afternoon walk

It's a lovely piece of land - some wooded, some fields, wildflowers. Good trails. The best part... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bruce_Maryellen
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Novato, California
Nice but not much to do

The park is down a frontage road along the freeway. Although the exit is well marked once you turn... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2018
fungramma51
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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8901 Redwood Hwy, Novato, CA 94945-1436
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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
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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

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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
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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

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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
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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
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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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Reviewed 31 March 2017

We found this trail completely by accident. It's easy to miss, you have to keep an eye out for it. You pull off 101 and park in the dirt at the side of the frontage road and just walk in. We only walked a mile...More

1  Thank Janice R
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

Olompali is the site of a Miwok Indian village for over 6000 years, site of a skims between the Republic of California and Mexico, a 19th century land grant ranch, home to a hippie commune and the Grateful Dead during the Summer of Love and...More

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