Christmas Tree Hill Walk
Right behind our office on the Old Town Square (Menke Park) is the oldest part of Corte Madera, winding up Christmas Tree Hill. Like many of the older neighborhoods in Mill Valley and Sausalito, there are stairs to take residents and summer visitors up the hills to the good life and spectacular views
One of Madeline’s favorite hikes starts at our office and proceeds uphill via stairs and streets to Summit Ave, then onto trails that show you the best that our mountain has to offer: views of San Francisco and the Bay, a panorama of Corte Madera north past San Rafael, oak and redwood forests, and fern-lined canyons.
You can pick up a trail map to the right of the front door of Madeline Schaider Real Estate, at 217 Corte Madera Ave. Then walk two doors south past Stefano’s Pizza, make a right turn and start up the hill on the Hill Path stairs. The hike is about 1.5 miles long and takes about 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours. Be warned, the first part of the hike up to Summit is steep, so you may have to stop a few times. It is worth the effort. You will once more be refreshed by the beauty of Marin.
Here are a few photos of Madeline’s recent hike on this trail, with real esttae agent and friend Suzannah Rose: