Gravity Car Road

Mount Tamalpais Watershed, California

Elevation Gain328ft
Trailhead Elevation952ft
Elevation Min/Max945/1148ft
Elevation Start/End952/952ft

Gravity Car Road

Gravity Car Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Marin County, California. It is within Mount Tamalpais Watershed. It is a mile long and begins at 952 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 328 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking. Along the trail there is drinking water. This trail connects with the following: Railroad Grade Fire Road.

Gravity Car Road Professional Reviews and Guides

"The first hike visits two of Mt. Tam's special places. The second hike continues on up to East Peak offering a steep climb and great views."

"A hike on the old rail bed of “The Crookedest Railroad in the World” features panoramic views of the Bay Area from the slopes of Mount Tamalpais."

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Trail Information

Mount Tamalpais Watershed
Nearby City
Mount Tamalpais Watershed
Mount Tamalpais State Park, 801 Panoramic Hwy., Mill Valley, CA 94941; (415) 388-2070; OneTam/Tamalpais Lands Collaborative; (415) 561-3000; Friends of Mt. Tam, PO Box 7064, Corte Madera, CA 94976;(415) 258-2410;
Local Contacts
USGS San Rafael; map in park brochure available online at; online at and
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Oct 2018