Marin County Bike Trails


One of the best places for bicycling is Marin County! Just north of the Golden Gate Bridge on Highway 101 puts you in the heart of bicycling country.

Ride your bicycle across the Golden Gate Bridge and ...

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One of the best places for bicycling is Marin County! Just north of the Golden Gate Bridge on Highway 101 puts you in the heart of bicycling country.

Ride your bicycle across the Golden Gate Bridge and view the magnificent San Francisco skyline.

Ride along a mountain ridge and view the breathtaking Pacific coastline below you.

Ride from Petaluma to the Golden Gate Bridge on a route designed especially for cyclists.

Visit an old historic lighthouse and do some whale-watching while you're there.

Ride your bicycle through the rural parts of Marin, along quiet, picturesque country roads.

Have a picnic on one of Marin's magnificent coastal beaches.

Get a panoramic view of the entire Bay Area from the bluffs of the Marin Headlands.

Ride your mountain bike on the spectacular fire roads of Mount Tamalpais.

All this awaits you - and much more! Marin County Bike Trails includes 22 bike trips, with 25 alternate rides, ranging from 5 to 45 miles, and totaling over 600 scenic miles! One-third of the rides are on dirt roads for those with mountain bikes. Easy-to-challenging self-guided bike rides, complete with maps, elevation profiles, and photographs let you appreciate the exceptional beauty that Marin County has to offer.

Just across the Golden Gate Bridge, lies fabulous Marin County, an incredible combination of exquisite natural beauty and sophisticated elegance. Marin's rich diversity offers to give you spectacular views, rugged cliffs, natural beaches, well-developed parks, rural farmlands, tiny hidden towns and Mount Tamalpais. A specially designed bike route from Petaluma to the Golden Gate Bridge is also included.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780962169403
  • Publisher: Penngrove Publications
  • Publication date: 4/1/1996
  • Series: Bay Area Bike Trails Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 5.04 (w) x 7.98 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Table of Contents

Explore Marin County by Bike! 5
Marin County Map 6
Regions of Marin County 7
Tips for Better Touring 8
How to Use this Book 9
South Marin 10
1. Crossing the Golden Gate Bridge 11
2. Sausalito -- Mill Valley to Sausalito 15
3. Marin Headlands 19
4. Tiburon Peninsula 23
5. Angel Island State Park 27
Central Marin 31
6. Mill Valley -- Tennessee Valley Trail. 32
7. Marin Municipal Water District -- Lake Lagunitas 35
8. San Rafael -- San Pedro Peninsula 38
9. Mt. Tamalpais State Park -- Ridgecrest Boulevard 42
10. Mt. Tamalpais State Park -- Old Stage Road 46
11. Mt. Tamalpais State Park -- Old Railroad Grade 49
West Marin 52
12. Stinson Beach to Muir Woods 53
13. Pt. Reyes National Seashore -- Bear Valley Trail 57
14. Pt. Reyes Peninsula -- Pt. Reyes Lighthouse 59
15. Pt. Reyes Peninsula -- Mt. Vision Overlook 63
16. Tomales Bay State Park -- Heart's Desire Beach 66
17. The Bolinas Ridge Trail 69
North Marin. 73
18. Nicasio Reservoir. 74
19. Novato to the Cheese Factory 78
20. Novato -- Mt. Burdell Open Space Preserve 82
21. Tomales -- Whitaker Bluff Loop 85
Highway 101 Access Route 89
Rides by Ratings 99
Mountain Bike Rides 100
Bicycle Shops in Marin County 101
Annual Bicycling Events 102
Calendar of Events 103
Points of Interest 106
California Bicycle Laws 116
Bicycling Tips 120
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