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Tamalpa Headlands 50k

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

32.2 mile 51.8 kilometer point to point
84% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 6,519' 1,987 m
Descent: -6,521' -1,988 m
High: 1,592' 485 m
Low: 13' 4 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (4°)
Max Grade: 39% (21°)

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Trail shared by Kristen Arendt

A challenging course with 7,300 feet of elevation change and breathtaking views of the coast.

Kristen Arendt

Features River/Creek · Views

Overview

A single loop course, the Tamalpa Headlands 50k takes runners on a tour of the coast and forests featuring beautiful views of coastal bluffs, ridges, wildflowers and redwoods. The course is run on a mix of singletrack and fire road. In 2015, the race hosted the USATF Trail 50k Championships.

Description

Since the inaugural race in 1998, the Tamalpa Headlands 50k has continued to challenge runners with its 7,300 feet of elevation change while rewarding them with the incredibly beautiful views of Marin County's most famous trails. In 2015, the race hosted the USATF Trail 50k Championships.

The single loop race which is run on a mix of singletrack and fire road, features such trails as Coastal, Miwok, Steep Ravine and the Dipsea which provide the scenic backdrop of redwoods and coastal bluffs.

The race starts and finishes near Muir Beach which is minutes from downtown San Francisco and takes runners on a tour of Muir Woods, Stinson Beach, Tennessee Valley, Pirates Cove, and Rodeo Beach.

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Mar 23, 2019
Elliott Bates
The best of the best! Glorious. Self-supported and navigated with TR proj — 6h 30m

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The perfect outdoor classroom.
Mar 2, 2016 near Tamalpa…, CA
Tennessee Valley Hike
Sep 2, 2015 near Tamalpa…, CA
Rodeo Beach.
Mar 4, 2016 near Tamalpa…, CA
Bolinas and the Pacific Ocean, Farralon Islands in sunset. From Bare Knoll off of Matt Davis Trail.
Jan 3, 2019 near Bolinas, CA
Striding out on the Matt Davis trail.
Jul 28, 2015 near Mill Va…, CA
Overlooking the Tennessee Valley.
Apr 21, 2016 near Tamalpa…, CA

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