Barnabe Mountain Fire Road

French Ranch Open Space Preserve, California

Distance1.1mi
Elevation Gain630ft
Trailhead Elevation858ft
Top915ft
Elevation Min/Max579/915ft
Elevation Start/End858/858ft
Barnabe Mountain Fire Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Marin County, California. It is within French Ranch Open Space Preserve. It is 1.1 miles long and begins at 858 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 630 feet. This trail connects with the following: Dixon Ridge Fire Road.

Barnabe Mountain Fire Road Professional Review and Guide

"The loop ride up to Barnabe Peak from the main area of Samuel P. Taylor State Park demands great stamina but little technical skill. Though the peak tops out at 1,466 feet, the highpoint of this counterclockwise loop sits just below it at about 1,400 feet. Starting from Papermill Creek within the park’s cool and shady main picnic area, the trail climbs 1,320 feet in about three unrelenting miles. Be sure to eat your Wheaties because some portions of the journey to the peak measures more than 13% steepness. For strong beginners, staying on your bike and not popping wheelies becomes the technical challenge of the day. The reward for all your grunting and groaning is a 2.5-mile downhill on a smooth wide fire road back to Sir Francis Drake Boulevard—you might not ever have to crank the pedal!"

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French Ranch Open Space Preserve
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Jun 2018