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Bullfrog Road stroll

 

Trail

 

Trailheads

by Transit & Trails

Park

Wildlife Sightings

by iNaturalist

 

Length: 2.07 miles
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: Halfday
 
 
Ann Sieck
Created by Ann Sieck

Ann Sieck wants to make sure people with disabilities, including those who use wheelchairs, can find parks and trails they can enjoy.

Good for:
  • Birding
  • Disabled Access
  • Dogs
  • Wildflowers
Habitat:
  • Forests and Woodlands
  • Grasslands
  • Other Freshwater
Attributes:
  • Trail Hiking

Overview

Bull Frog Road is one of the few trails from the Sky Oaks trailheads that is not either very steep or too narrow and rough for a wheelchair. From the park entrance, cross a pleasant oak-studded meadow to where the trail splits, and turn left (in the dry season you could take the right turn, Meadow Club Road, and skirt a golf course for about 0.7 mile to reach Bolinas Road, but that’s not a particularly appealing walk). By going left, you’ll take a boardwalk across a seasonal marsh, and continue another few hundred feet through riparian woods to a steep stretch that most wheelchair users won’t want to attempt. Distance to this point is about .4 mile. If you continue, you’ll pass a clearing where maintenance machinery is parked by piles of gravel and lumber, before reaching a parking area overlooking marshes along an arm of Alpine Lake. The map seems to show you can make a loop of this, and I have, more than once, but it’s a mistake. Sky Oaks Road is very narrow, with no shoulder, uncomfortable to walk even though the speed limit is 15 mph.

Details: There is a fee to park; dogs are permitted on leash; bikes are not allowed on this trail. There’s an inaccessible portapotty in the Sky Oaks entrance parking lot.

 

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