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This Ridge Trail section climbs and descends open grasslands with spectacular 360-degree views at the summit.


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7.3

Miles

11.8

KM

82%

Runnable

1,791' 546 m

High

499' 152 m

Low

2,254' 687 m

Up

998' 304 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

24%

Max Grade (14°)

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Open to hikers, equestrians, and mountain bikers

Description

Loma Alta is a Marin County landmark and one of the county's highest peaks. It divides the county's four major watersheds: Miller, Corte Madera, Lagunitas, and Nicasio Creeks. It's a steep, rocky, and exposed old ranch road, best traveled on cool mornings in summer or bright sunny days in winter.

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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Bay Area Ridge Trail Staff

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Looking South — San Francisco in the Distance
Mar 31, 2019 near Lucas V…, CA
Big Rock
Mar 31, 2019 near Lucas V…, CA
Cattle Gate (summit in the distance)
Mar 31, 2019 near Lucas V…, CA
Heading East
Mar 31, 2019 near Lucas V…, CA
Buck's Bypass (stay right)
Mar 31, 2019 near Lucas V…, CA
Miller Creek - Second Bridge
Mar 31, 2019 near Lucas V…, CA

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