Marin Headlands Area Summary
Location: Near Mill Valley
Best For: Intermediates
Suitable For: All levels except extreme
Ground Cover: Mostly open grasslands and scrub
Seasons: Good year round. Dress in layers...can be foggy and cold even in the middle of summer.
Picturesque Marin Headlands combines great trails, incredible scenery, wildlife and the convenience of being just a few miles from San Francisco. With grass-and-scrub covered ridgetops opening up to beautiful ocean and city views, these trails are heavily used by a variety of groups. Please use caution and obey posted signs to help maintain the fragile peace that exists in Marin among trail user groups.
The headlands' moderately steep fire roads and wide single-track trails are perfect for strong intermediate riders. Intrepid beginners might want to tackle the first featured ride or the very flat Tennessee Valley Trail, while hardcore riders looking for a challenge may need to ride elsewhere.
The featured rides both begin from Tennessee Valley Road. However, it is also possible to reach the area from the Golden Gate Bridge via Bunker Road.