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

Intermediate/Difficult
 5.0 (1)

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


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7.9

Miles

12.7

KM

92%

Runnable

2,034' 620 m

High

1,428' 435 m

Low

820' 250 m

Up

1,280' 390 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Unknown

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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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Photos

Striding out on the Matt Davis trail.
Jul 28, 2015 near Mill Va…, CA
Bolinas and the Pacific Ocean, Farralon Islands in sunset. From Bare Knoll off of Matt Davis Trail.
Jan 3, 2019 near Bolinas, CA
Fighting for the women's lead in the 2015 Table Rock 27k
Jul 28, 2015 near Bolinas, CA
The sun sets over the Pacific Ocean on the Matt Davis Trail.
Feb 27, 2017 near Bolinas, CA
Light and fog painting an incredible picture along the Coastal Trail
Jul 23, 2015 near Bolinas, CA
View from Bare Knoll towards the coast
Jul 23, 2017 near Bolinas, CA

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