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Marin County Parks, Open Space and Cultural Services: Ring Mountain

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RING MOUNTAIN
Open Space Preserve

 

Ring Mountain Open Space Preserve contains some of the most unusual natural landscape in Marin County. Named for George E. Ring, county supervisor from 1895 until 1903, this rock-strewn site is a melange resulting from dramatic earth movements. Rocks such as blue schist and green schist, together with abundant serpentine, create soils which are toxic to most plant life. Plant communities which are able to survive this harsh environment, however, thrive in the absence of competition. For this reason, Ring Mountain harbors an unusual number of rare and endangered plant species. In some instances, the entire known population of a species is contained within the preserve. In 1982, the Ring Mountain Preserve was established by the Nature Conservancy with the help of generous contributions from its donors and members. The property was transferred to Marin County Open Space District in 1995.

Please Note: Ring Mountain Open Space Preseve is closed between sunset and sunrise (at night). This is due to a stipulation in the title deed when the preserve was received from the Nature Conservancy.

Ring Mountain Preserve Map

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