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Upper Fisherman's Trail

Intermediate

Trail

0.3 mile 0.4 kilometer point to point
54% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -264' -80 m
High: 294' 90 m
Low: 30' 9 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 19% (11°)
Max Grade: 41% (22°)

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Trail shared by Phil DiGirolamo

A downhill trail to Black Sands Beach with expansive views of the bay, city, and Golden Gate Bridge.

Phil DiGirolamo

Features Birding · Swimming · Wildflowers

Runner Notes

Practice on the stairs for the Dipsea race, but be careful going down. Get a little sand running in as well.

Description

The trail down is steep with plenty of stairs. There are a number of places where the flora gets tall and it seems walled in. On a foggy day, the trail disappears ahead of you. On clear days, the beach below provides quite the reward. Become a beachcomber on the Black Sands Beach, take a dip in the Pacific Ocean, and have a picnic before you ascend to the parking lot.

There is limited parking in the lot at the trailhead, but it is worth arriving early or waiting for a space to open up.

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Photos

Facing the Point Bonita Lighthouse.
Feb 29, 2016 near Marin City, CA
Marin Headlands
Sep 5, 2015 near Marin City, CA
Just us and the birds on a sunny day on the Upper Fisherman's Trail.
Feb 29, 2016 near Marin City, CA
Dropping back down into the Rodeo Valley.
Mar 1, 2016 near Marin City, CA
Black Sands Beach.
Mar 4, 2016 near Marin City, CA

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