Mt. Tam via Fairfax-Bolinas Road Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling






Mt. Tam via Fairfax-Bolinas Road

CA, USA

Ride up from Bolinas Lagoon to the highest point in Marin County

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Cycling Mt. Tamalpais from Fairfax Bolinas Road - Cyclist at West Peak with SF in background

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.

 

Bike climb Mt. Tamalpais from Fairfax Bolinas Road - start of climb - stop sign and road

     Bike climb Mt. Tamalpais from Fairfax Bolinas Road - Mt. Tam Park sign

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 . . . .

Climb by bike Mt. Tamalpais from Fairfax Bolinas Road - view of Bolinas Bay 

   Bicycle ride Mt. Tamalpais from Fairfax Bolinas Road - poppy and ocean

Cycling Mt. Tamalpais from Fairfax Bolinas Road - Mt. St. Helena in distance

. . .  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.

    cycling Mt. Tamalpais from Fairfax Bolinas Road - view of San Francisco and the San Francisco Bay from the top.

Cycling Mt. Tamalpais from Fairfax Bolinas Road - Golden Gate Bridge by aerial drone

And we are just a stone’s throw from the Golden Gate and San Francisco.