Park in San Rafael

Baltimore Canyon

Mission in San Rafael

Mission San Rafael Arcángel

The town began with this mission, founded in 1817, which served as a sanatorium for Native Americans suffering from European diseases. The present building is a replica dating from 1949.
Park in San Rafael

China Camp State Park

About 4 miles east of San Rafael, this is a pleasant place to stop for a picnic or short hike. From Hwy 101, take the N San Pedro Rd exit and continue 3 miles east. A Chinese fishing village once stood here, and a s…