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T.C.C. Trail

Intermediate

Trail

1.7 mile 2.8 kilometer point to point
92% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 354' 108 m
Descent: -101' -31 m
High: 1,295' 395 m
Low: 1,042' 318 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)

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This historic trail cuts a twisty, rolling path through dense woods below the Pantoll area.

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Features Birding · River/Creek · Wildflowers

Description

From Van Wyck Meadow, look for signs marking the start of the T.C.C. Trail as it leaves towards the west. Almost immediately, cross over Bootjack Creek (which eventually becomes Redwood Creek) and start ascending gently at first. The peaceful trail winds in and out of densely wooded ravines, gaining and losing elevation. You'll be treated to lush, ferny forest which is especially magical during a storm or in the fog. At a trail junction with the Stapelveldt Trail, continue straight to keep contouring along the more level hillside. The last 1/2 mile takes you south to the trail's terminus at the Dipsea Trail junction.

The T.C.C. Trail is named for the Tamalpais Conservation Club (tccmarin.org/), a group that has been maintaining and preserving the area's trails continuously for the last 100+ years. The T.C.C. Trail (like many others in the area) was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps as part of the New Deal program in the 1930's.

Flora & Fauna

Redwoods, Douglas fir, maple, madrone, tanoak, bay laurel.

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Fire damage along the Dipsea Trail.
May 21, 2016 near Mill Va…, CA
Ithuriels Spear.
May 21, 2016 near Mill Va…, CA
Council Rock
May 19, 2016 near Mill Va…, CA
Mushrooms found along the T.C.C. Trail
May 19, 2016 near Mill Va…, CA
Bootjack Trail stairs
May 19, 2016 near Mill Va…, CA

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