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


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2.6

Miles

4.2

KM

Point to Point

900' 274 m

High

339' 103 m

Low

576' 176 m

Up

33' 10 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (3°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Leashed

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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.

Description

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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Shared By:

Phil DiGirolamo

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The beginning of the descent into the Rodeo Valley. Where is the drop off?
Mar 2, 2016 near Sausalito, CA
Angel Island
Dec 30, 2022 near Sausalito, CA
Angel Island from Morning Sun Trail
Dec 30, 2022 near Sausalito, CA
Sausalito from Alta Trail
Dec 30, 2022 near Sausalito, CA
Sausilito and Belvedere Peninsula from atop the Alta Trail.
Mar 3, 2016 near Marin City, CA
Seems dreamy and dreary in the rain. The air was bathed and pure.
Feb 20, 2016 near Marin City, CA

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Aug 14, 2022
Tilman Giese
Mar 17, 2019
Mitesh Gala
Started on the Alta trail, veered off to a side trail that connects to Oakwood trail and looped back to Alta. 3.7mi — 11h 15m
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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