Troop 80 Trail
ElevationAscent: 22' 7 m
Descent: -351' -107 m
High: 1,130' 344 m
Low: 801' 244 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)
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“A useful east-west connector for making loops, Troop 80 Trail suffers from unfortunate highway noise”— Megan W
The Troop 80 Trail begins near the tiny Van Wyck Meadow and heads generally off to the east. Contour along the hillside twisting and turning through stands of young redwoods and other moss-encrusted trees. There are stream crossings over bridges and occasional brief views of the surrounding hillsides. At a T-intersection with the Sierra Trail, proceed straight and to the north (if you start going downhill steeply, you've made the wrong choice). After crossing Laguna Creek, the trail ends at a junction with the paved Alice Eastwood Road next to Fern Creek.
Historical note: Troop 80 Trail was built in 1931 by an enterprising San Francisco Boy Scout Troop and later improved up by the T.C.C. (Tamalpais Conservation Club). The Tamalpais Conservation Club (www.tccmarin.org/) is a local group that has been maintaining and preserving the area's trails continuously for the last 100+ years.
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Land Manager: California State Parks - Tamalpais State Park