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Alta Trail

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Length

2.6 Miles 4.2 Kilometers


Elevation

576' 176 m

Ascent

-33' -10 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (3°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

900' 274 m

High

339' 103 m

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The quickest access to the Marin Headlands if hiking up from Sausilito.

Phil DiGirolamo

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Family Friendly: You can take a side trip down into the Tennessee Valley and hang out at the little pond. It is a little work hiking down, but can be fun.
Dogs: Leashed

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This is a long but gradual climb from the eastern side of the Marin Headlands. This fire road is in really great shape so makes it easy to meander along.

As you climb up and out of the woods, look east out to the two peaks of Mount Diablo. Below is Sausalito, the Belvedere Peninsula, and Tiburon. When you arrive at the top, you'll be able to connect with trails that view the Golden Gate Bridge and the Rodeo Valley.

If you decide to head down on the Oakwood Meadow Trail, there is a little pond where I have seen others let their dogs swim.

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May 13, 2017
Jaclyn Rose
May 7, 2017
Jaclyn Rose
did lower half of trail
Apr 10, 2017
Ken A
1mi

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