Marincello, Miwok, and Old Springs Loop Trail

MODERATE 10 reviews

Marincello, Miwok, and Old Springs Loop Trail is a 3.7 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.

DISTANCE
3.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
843 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

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

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

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
2 months ago

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

trail running
3 months ago

4 months ago

6 months ago

6 months ago

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.

6 months ago

8 months ago

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.

Saturday, May 14, 2016