Rodeo Valley Loop Via Coastal and SCA Trails

HARD 12 reviews

Rodeo Valley Loop Via Coastal and SCA Trails is a 7.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Sausalito, California that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as difficult offers a number of activity options.

DISTANCE
7.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1610 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no shade

hiking
7 days ago

Hiked counterclockwise. First part of the hike has dramatic east and south views of the bay, GG Bridge and San Francisco. Nice views but the trail is too near Hwy 101 which has significant traffic noise. Second part of the hike is much better along the Coast Trail. This loop is better suited for trail running or mountain biking. Not remote enough to satisfy mountain hikers. Hiking the loop took 2.5 miles.

27 days ago

Did this on a beautiful day, very warm, there's not much shade but it's got great views. There is a restroom a little more than 2/3 of the way, which is a great place for a snack break before the climb back up the other side of the valley. It's a long hike and with no shade so bring lots of water.
Pretty easy to follow along, spotty cell service but enough for navigation. Park at the north end parking lot, get there early to get a spot.

hiking
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3 months ago

Great views

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hiking
5 months ago

This hike is great for the views but the hike itself wasn't as impressive as most other hikes in Marin.

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trail running
7 months ago

One of my favorite trail loops in the Marin Headlands, this baby has it all - views of the ocean, bay and Golden Gate bridge, wildlife, wildflowers, fire road and single track trails, and over 1500 feet of climbing. Traffic is light and the trails are well maintained. Don't forget to stop for the view at the top of SCA Trail.