Marin County Mountain Bike Trails (MTB)

While we recently took up mountain biking, we have already found some great trails to bring to you.

Angel Island
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Everyone that comes to San Francisco knows the most famous island in San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz, but only a few know about the Jewel of the Bay, Angel Island.  Angel Island State Park, the largest island in the San Francisco Bay offers some of the best views of the surrounding Bay Area.  It has been a cattle farm, a military barracks, a quarantine station, immigration station and now a nature conservatory.  This was our first endeavor in mountain biking and makes a great introduction for everyone.  Read on…

 

MTB Trail: Old Railroad Grade – Mill Valley to West Point Inn, Mt. Tam, Part 1

GOPR0254-33Mount Tamalpias (aka Mt. Tam) is the highest peak in Marin County and can be seen from all around San Francisco Bay. Making it to the top on your road bike is a feet as you conquer stage after stage of steep, leg-busting climbs. However, on a mountain bike the climb to the top is a bit more gentle. It still includes a significant and lengthy climb, but the trail was carved by using the old railroad bed from “The Crookedest Railroad in the World” which took passengers and timber to and from the top of Mt. Tam from 1896 to 1930.  Read on…

 

MTB Trail: West Point Inn to East Peak, Mt. Tam, Part 2

Reaching the peak of Mt. Tam is an achievement for any biker, road or mountain.  The second part of the ride from West Point Inn to East Peak is relatively tame, but worth the additional time for the wonderful views and sense of accomplishment.  Read on…

 

MTB Trail: Bobcat Trail – Marin Headlands to Tennessee Valley

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Mountain biking was invented in Marin County and there are numerous trails you can ride as you get deeper into Marin County.  However, if you live in San Francisco, don’t have a car, or just don’t want to drive your bike to the trail, then there are a few trails just on the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge that you can ride to from the City.  The first of these is the Bobcat Trail.   Read on…

 

MTB Trail: Miwok Trail – Tennessee Valley to the Marin Headlands

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If you are up for a challenge, the Miwok Trail adds a degree of difficulty to your ride with its technical climb out of the Tennessee Valley back towards the Marin Headlands.  With its horse trail stairs and deep ruts, this is no trail for beginners.  Read on…

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