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Best mountain biking trails in Mount Tamalpais State Park, California

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Explore the most popular mountain biking trails in Mount Tamalpais State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of mountain biking trails in Mount Tamalpais State Park, California
Park information
Acreage:
6,300 acres
Park hours
Monday
7:00 am - dusk
Tuesday
7:00 am - dusk
Wednesday
7:00 am - dusk
Thursday
7:00 am - dusk
Friday
7:00 am - dusk
Saturday
7:00 am - dusk
Sunday
7:00 am - dusk
Contact
415-388-2070
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Top trails (8)
#1 - Dias Ridge
Mount Tamalpais State Park
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 3 h 3 m
Singletrack that offers expansive views of West Marin and San Francisco. You can either start the trail near Four Corners in Mill Valley along Panoramic Highway and descend to Muir Woods or vice versa. Note: This trail has been converted from a fireroad to a singletrack. It is a great single track that sees a lot of mixed usage. Mostly mountain bikers, some hikers, and a few horse riders as well since the trail ends at a horse stable in Muir Beach. Nothing but smiles and people enjoying the beautiful scenery. Descending from Four Corners, it begins as a smooth single track and slowly becomes slightly more rocky. Towards the end of the trail, there are many tight switch-backs, water bars (read: pay attention if you're on a bike). Muir Beach is also a short .5 from there and the Zen Gardens are right around the corner. Miwok Trail, Middle Green Gulch, and the Coastal Trail are all easily found from this trail.Show more
#2 - Dipsea Trail to Steep Ravine Trail Loop via Coastal Trail
Mount Tamalpais State Park
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Length: 10.0 mi • Est. 5 h 20 m
#3 - Mount Tamalpais East Peak via Hogback and Railroad Grade Fire Roads
Mount Tamalpais State Park
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Length: 4.0 mi • Est. 2 h 33 m
#4 - Railroad, Coastal and Dias Ridge Loop
Mount Tamalpais State Park
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Length: 21.3 mi • Est. 10 h 25 m
Full of excellent ocean views and exciting trails, this is a great loop through Marin. Please share the trails with hikers and make sure to be extra courteous.Show more
#5 - Railroad Grade Fire Road
Mount Tamalpais State Park
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Length: 8.2 mi • Est. 4 h 5 m
#6 - Hogback, Hoo-Koo-E-Koo, Vic Haun, Verna Dunshee, Railroad Grade and Matt Davis Loop
Mount Tamalpais State Park
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Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 3 h 40 m
Park at any of the free lots near the Mountain Home Inn. Walk past the fire station to Hoo-Koo-E-Koo Trail and go counter-clockwise (East) to tackle the steep climb to the summit first. From Mount Tam East Peak, take Railroad Grade Fire Road to the West Point Inn. Take Nora Trail to Matt Davis Trail back to Hogback Road (and back home!).Show more
#7 - Bay Area Ridge Trail: Mt Tamalpais State Park and Bolinas Ridge
Mount Tamalpais State Park
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Length: 6.0 mi • Est. 2 h 26 m
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. Equestrians use California Riding & Hiking Trail between Pan Toll and Rock Spring. (For equestrian directions beyond this point, phone Marin Horse Council at (415) 259-5783.) Bicyclists can use Pan Toll Rd. and W. Ridgecrest Blvd. to Bolinas-Fairfax Rd. Includes highest point on Ridge Trail in Marin County: near Bolinas Ridge (2066 ft, on Old Mine Trail). For more information, see the Bay Area Ridge Trail page here: https://ridgetrail.org/mount-tamalpais-pan-toll-to-bolinas-fairfax-road/ This trail description is excerpted from the 2019 Guidebook. For details on all of the Bay Area Ridge trails, trailheads and more buy the book from Wilderness Press: https://www.wildernesspress.com/product.php?productid=16685&cat=274&bestseller=YShow more
#8 - Bay Area Ridge Trail: Mt Tamalpais State Park and Dias Ridge Trail
Mount Tamalpais State Park
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Length: 7.6 mi • Est. 4 h 2 m
Watch raptors soar above open chaparral slopes, take in spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, follow a moist creek bed, and cross shaded oak woodlands and redwood–fir forests; this trek goes through Mount Tamalpais State Park (as well as GGNRA lands on the Dias Ridge Trail). Hikers and equestrians descend into Frank Valley on the Miwok Trail and mountain bikers descend the Dias Ridge Trail; all users then make a steady climb to the Pantoll Ranger Station. Cyclists will cross the northwest corner of Muir Woods on the Dias Ridge Trail, which is also accessible as a 3.1 mile one-way spur for hikers and equestrians. Cyclists must ride on 2.1 miles of undedicated roadway to connect to the Deer Park Fire Road. Alternate trip: the Dias Ridge Trail, from Panoramic Highway to Muir Beach: Descend along a gorgeous new multi-use trail. From Panoramic Highway you start out at 700′ and drop down to sea level at Muir Beach with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean for most of the trip while passing over 20,000 newly planted native plants and grasses. The coastal breezes and early morning fog usually provide great hiking/riding weather most of the year. The reverse trip is more challenging but parking is available at both ends of the segment. 3 miles one-way. For more information, see the Bay Area Ridge Trail page here: https://ridgetrail.org/mount-tamalpais-shoreline-highway-to-pan-toll/ This trail description is excerpted from the 2019 Guidebook. For details on all of the Bay Area Ridge trails, trailheads and more buy the book from Wilderness Press: https://www.wildernesspress.com/product.php?productid=16685&cat=274&bestseller=YShow more