Ladybug Loop in Baltimore Canyon (3.2 miles)
From the trailhead, cross the bridge over Larkspur Creek and head up the Dawn Falls Trail. The Ladybug Trail begins on the right
bank of the creek, across the second bridge on the trail.
Zigzag up the valley to the King Mountain Loop Trail. As the narrow trail intersects with a wider road, turn left onto Ridgecrest Road, just beyond the chain-link gate. Follow Ridgecrest to Evergreen, turn left, and then take another left onto Crown Road, which becomes the Southern Marin Line Fire Road. Dawn Falls Trail is .3 mile on the left. There’s a steep descent along the banks of the Larkspur Creek, where Dawn Falls will be flowing after a good rain. Dogs OK on leash.
Hwy 101 to Tamalpais Dr exit (west). Right on Corte Madera Ave, which becomes Magnolia Ave. Go left on Madrone Ave, which will veer to the right and become Valley Way. Trailhead is at the end of Valley Way. Parking is limited.