Dog-friendly Mountain Hiking
Byrne-Milliron Forest is the perfect example of connecting wildlife and people to the natural world. Hiking is available through a series of interconnected dirt roads and foot trails.Download the PDF
10Miles of Phase 1 Trails
250FtHeight of 1,00-year-old Great White redwood
Why This Land Is Preserved
This magical, 400-acre wood was one of our first public access properties. The Byrne portion of the property became a part of the Land Trust in 1984, and Milliron (pronounced just as the two separate words ‘mill’ and ‘iron’) in 2008. Located in Corralitos, the forest is a lovely place to hike and explore, with panoramic views of the Pajaro Valley and Monterey Bay.
Home to the 1,000-year-old, 250-foot tall “Great White” redwood, Byrne-Milliron is more than a destination – it is also a working forest – an example of how sustainable selective timber harvesting sequesters more carbon and generates revenue to help offset the cost of maintaining the property. We take pride in making the property available to its members and the public.
- Dog Walking
- Bird Watching
Register Before Hiking, Dog Walking, or Birding
All visitors are required to register and carry their pass on property. Registration is free.
Pass holders will be notified of property closures, heavy storms, red flag days, conservation harvest events, and private community events.
809 Browns Valley Rd,
Corralitos, CA 95076
Parking lot at the end
of Byrne Forest Driveway
Hours of Operation
Sunrise - Sunset
We are excited to see you on the trails. Please respect this private property by following all rules:
Dogs must be on a leash at all times and remain on the designated dog trail only.
Visitors must stay on trails – no off-trail use allowed.
No cyclists or equestrians allowed on trails.
No motor vehicles or e-bikes allowed on trails.
All plants, animals and fungi are protected. No collecting please.
No open flames or smoking.
Picnic only in designated areas. Keep the forest crumb-clean!
More Information and Updates
Discover the history of this location and check back for news on future projects.
Collaboration Brings Safe and Sustainable Water Solution to the Byrne-Milliron Forest
In the last four years, the number of people living at the Byrne has grown, increasing the demand for water. Until recently, the Byrne houses relied on spring water from two shallow springs located in the canyon below the houses, supplemented by water deliveries in the summer when the springs run dry. These deliveries […]Continue Reading
Amphibian & Reptile Update from Byrne-Milliron Forest
Today, we have a positive update! Lawrence Erickson and Susie Fork, volunteers for the Land Trust, recently performed a herp (amphibian and reptiles) survey at the Byrne-Milliron Forest property in Corralitos. The team found six snakes representing three different species, but most importantly they were able to locate and evaluate California Giant Salamander larva for […]Continue Reading
Byrne-Milliron Update – from Land Trust Board of Trustees
We are writing to clarify the rationale for the decision to close the Byrne-Milliron Forest for the winter and address access and use impacts. Most importantly, we want everyone to understand that our intention has always been to re-open the forest as soon as reasonably practical. We are gratified that so many hikers who treasure the […]Continue Reading
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