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California Supreme Court won’t hear appeal over Tiburon Ridge trail-rights claim

Four scenic hiking trails on private property above downtown Tiburon will remain closed to the public after the California Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from a local open-space group seeking to reverse the restriction. The high court’s decision, announced Jan. 27, appears to mark the end of a years-long legal effort by Tiburon-Belvedere Residents United to Support the Trails, or Trust, to maintain public access to the paths, which crisscross 110 acres of undeveloped land owned by the Martha Co. Trust lost its original suit against the Martha Co. in Marin County Superior Court in 2019 and a subsequent appeal in the 1st District Court of Appeal in October.

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