Bolinas Ridge Trail

Olema, California

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The Bolinas Ridge Trail begins on the pastoral ridgeline east of Olema Valley. Especially popular with mountain bikers, the trail crosses rolling coastal rangeland, enters towering redwoods, and breaks into open chaparral before it reaches its southern trailhead at Alpine Road on Mt. Tamalpais. You’ll enjoy far-reaching views of Bolinas Lagoon, Tomales Bay, and the Pacific Ocean. In sunny Olema Valley, this trip is a good choice when fog blankets the coast.
Point Reyes: The Complete Guide to the National Seashore and Surrounding Area

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Point Reyes: The Complete Guide to the National Seashore and Surrounding Area

by Jessica Lage (Wilderness Press)

The Bolinas Ridge Trail begins on the pastoral ridgeline east of Olema Valley. Especially popular with mountain bikers, the trail crosses rolling coastal rangeland, enters towering redwoods, and breaks into open chaparral before it reaches its southern trailhead at Alpine Road on Mt. Tamalpais. You’ll enjoy far-reaching views of Bolinas Lagoon, Tomales Bay, and the Pacific Ocean. In sunny Olema Valley, this trip is a good choice when fog blankets the coast.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Olema
Distance: 22.2
Trail Type: Several options
Skill Level: Easy to Difficult
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Point Reyes National Seashore
Driving Directions: Directions to Bolinas Ridge Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

6/13/2007
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One of the best in Marin County. Allow yourself 3 hours. Start from the Olema end & ride up to Fairfax/Bolinas Rd & back down....the other direction is tedious. Not very technical but some steep grinds at the end of the climb (just when your legs are giving out). Watch the last 3 miles on the downhill leg for potholes & wash-outs. Close to the coast so the weather can be unpredictable so bring warm clothes. Great views from the ridge, redwood sections & open pastures. Our gang loves this ride.



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