Old Railroad Grade Fr Road

Mount Tamalpais Watershed, California

Distance1.8mi
Elevation Gain1,259ft
Trailhead Elevation202ft
Top825ft
Elevation Min/Max202/825ft
Elevation Start/End202/202ft

Old Railroad Grade Fr Road

Old Railroad Grade Fr Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Mill Valley, California. It is within Mount Tamalpais Watershed and Blithedale Summit Open Space Preserve. It is 1.8 miles long and begins at 202 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,259 feet. This trail connects with the following: H Line Fire Road.

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Mountain Biking the San Francisco Bay Area (Falcon Guides)
Lorene Jackson
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"This is the most popular route from the base of Mount Tamalpais (more commonly called Mount Tam) to the top at East Peak. Once an old railroad line, the grade is gradual and the trail a wide dirt road. There are many ways to modify this ride to make it longer, shorter, or more technical. Sweeping views of the East Bay, San Francisco, the Marin Headlands, and the Pacific Ocean follow you to the top. Want to ride a mountain? Ride this one. Trail surface: Wide dirt road." Read more
Hiking Marin: 141 Great Hikes in Marin County (Marin Press LLC)
Don & Kay Martin
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"This figure-8 hike takes the Old Railroad Grade to West Point Inn, then returns via trails and Gravity Car Grade to the Mountain Home Inn. Heavy bicycle traffic on weekends." Read more
Best Rail Trails California (Falcon Guides)
Tracy Salcedo-Chourre
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"Climbing nearly 2,000 feet to the summit of Mount Tamalpais, the Old Railroad Grade boasts some of the best views in the San Francisco Bay Area. The steady grade of the winding dirt track, now frequented by mountain bikers in shiny Lycra, once was a weekend destination of ladies and gentlemen, who would travel by ferry from San Francisco to spend a day in the country." Read more
Hiking Marin: 141 Great Hikes in Marin County (Marin Press LLC)
Don & Kay Martin
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"This hike follows the historic Old Railroad Grade as it gradually climbs up the mountain. Open chaparral areas provide great views. Heavy bicycle traffic on weekends." Read more

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Trail Information

Mount Tamalpais Watershed
Nearby City
Mount Tamalpais Watershed
Parks
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
Marin County Open Space District, Mount Tamalpais State Park
Local Contacts
USGS San Rafael
Local Maps

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Dec 2018