Marincello, Miwok, and Old Springs Loop Trail is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Tamalpais-Homestead Valley, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible year-round.

3.6 miles
813 feet

kid friendly


trail running


wild flowers


no dogs

NOTE: Dogs are only allowed on Miwok Trail. Dogs are not allowed on Old Springs or Marincello.

4 months ago

Great Hike, lot’s of up. Pretty at the top. Didn’t realize the entire thing wasn’t dog friendly. Not many people.

8 months ago

GREAT QUICK HIKE THAT PROVIDES A GOOD WORKOUT WITH AMAZING VIEWS! We started in maricello trailhead and it was uphill for about 45 minutes. It was tough but totally worth it! We were the only hikers on the trail and had a private picnic at the top with beautiful views of the city, ocean and the bay. The last part of the trail was completely down hill and a good cool-down.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Trail not clearly marked so beware. We took Miwok first and first 1/2 hour is uphill climb. Reach top one sign stating "Old Springs Trail". Go to the right and another sign "Miwok Trail". Dont take this trail just keep going. You wont know what trail your on because its not marked but you are actually on Old Springs Trail. At bottom another sign states "Tennessee Valley Trailhead/Old Springs" this is actually trail to Marincello Trail on the AllTrails map. Take this trail and you will follow until you see Horse Ranch. Then youre done! Alltrails map not very acurrate so just follow your instinct. Gorgeous hike, tons of flowers, views second portion, wildlife (deer, snakes! birds). LOVED it.

mountain biking
Sunday, July 02, 2017

Thought I would die going up the hill (clockwise)...

Monday, March 13, 2017

This was a great hike. Spectacular views and we were greeted by horses at the end of the trail. Saw a snake and a black beetle too.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

This route has become my go to loop for a brisk short trail run. Start the climb up Marincello. It's hardy but not grueling, wide and even footing, more like a fire road. Once at the top there are stunning views of San Francisco skyline above the hills and around another bend you'll see the ocean. Then it's all downhill on the way back to the stables at Tennessee Valley. Some steep downhill with some loose rocky bits so watch your footing. Be aware of mountain bikers. Step aside if horses approach. Watch for occasional raptors and little brown bunnies, wild flowers in spring.

recorded Marincello- Miwok Loop

8 months ago

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Sunday, July 09, 2017

trail running
Monday, June 05, 2017

recorded Tennessee Beach

Friday, March 10, 2017

Saturday, May 14, 2016