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Alta Trail

Intermediate
 4.0 (2)

The quickest access to the Marin Headlands if running up from Sausilito.


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2.6

Miles

4.2

KM

94%

Runnable

900' 274 m

High

339' 103 m

Low

576' 176 m

Up

33' 10 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (3°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

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Runner Notes

If you like a nice gradual climb, the fireroad is wide and in pretty good conditions, with very few ruts.

Description

This is a long but gradual climb from the eastern side of the Marin Headlands. This fire road is in really great shape so makes it easy to meander along.

As you climb up and out of the woods, look east out to the two peaks of Mount Diablo. Below is Sausalito, the Belvedere Peninsula, and Tiburon. When you arrive at the top, you'll be able to connect with trails that view the Golden Gate Bridge and the Rodeo Valley.

If you decide to head down on the Oakwood Meadow Trail, there is a little pond where I have seen others let their dogs swim.

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Shared By:

Phil DiGirolamo

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The beginning of the descent into the Rodeo Valley. Where is the drop off?
Mar 2, 2016 near Sausalito, CA
Heading down toward the Oakwood Valley.
Mar 3, 2016 near Marin City, CA
Sausilito and Belvedere Peninsula from atop the Alta Trail.
Mar 3, 2016 near Marin City, CA
Seems dreamy and dreary in the rain. The air was bathed and pure.
Feb 20, 2016 near Marin City, CA
Sit and relax to watch the sunrise, just off the right at the top.
Feb 20, 2016 near Sausalito, CA

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