Cycling Mt. Tamalpais, Marin County from Fairfax-Bolinas Road
Ride 9.8 miles gaining 2,638’ at 4.7% average grade.
Like many of these extremely peaceful and scenic western Marin County climbs, we are surrounded by redwoods much of the way. The climb begins at the northern end of Bolinas Lagoon and climbs to the 3 way intersection of Ridgecrest Blvd (the route from this point to the top of Mt. Tam) / Fairfax-Bolinas Rd / Bolinas Ridge Rd.
We then turn right and follow rollers along Ridgecrest Blvd for 4 miles to the intersection of Pantoll Road and Ridgecrest Blvd. Along these four miles are the Pacific Ocean to our right and views of Eastern Marin to the left . . . .
. . . and, on a clear day,Mt. St. Helena in Napa/Sonoma County to the north.
From there we turn left for the final 1.5 mile climb that offers what we feel are among, if not THE, best views of the San Francisco Bay area from anywhere in Northern California.
And we are just a stone’s throw from the Golden Gate and San Francisco.