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Bay Area Ridge Trail: Mount Tamalpais State Park and Bolinas Ridge

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

7.9 mile 12.7 kilometer point to point
92% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 820' 250 m
Descent: -1,280' -390 m
High: 2,034' 620 m
Low: 1,428' 435 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)

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This route takes full advantage of the mountain's breathtaking views, forested glades, and grassy slopes.

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Need to Know

Hikers have access to full Ridge Trail route. Equestrians must use unofficial route for 2.7 miles. Mountain bikers must use an unofficial route.

Description

High on the slopes of Mount Tamalpais and along Bolinas Ridge, this route takes full advantage of the mountain's breathtaking views, forested glades, and grassy slopes. The views to the ocean out over the steep open slopes are unsurpassed. Coastal fog often obscures vistas in the morning and late afternoon. Choose a clear winter or spring day to appreciate views up and down the coast and the wildflowers that bloom along the trail.

This trail description is excerpted from the 2019 Bay Area Ridge Trail Guidebook. For details on all trails, trailheads and more buy the book from Wilderness Press.

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