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Bolinas Rigde Trail

Average Rating:    (3.42 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 12

Ridge rises to offer views of Pt.Reyes and Tomales Bay will take you to Mt.Tam. Cattleland then goes into redwood, all rolling fire road with root jumps. Uphill one way, down hill the other way. Excellent for speed demons. Views of Pacific on top.
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Latitude
37.94054231515316
Longitude
-122.6594352722168
Trail Directions
Sir Francis Drake to Trail head 2 miles before Olema
Trail Length
11 Miles one way
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Unknown
City/County
Fairfax/Olema
   


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Review Date
April 21, 2008

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Hughester ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This can be a great nearly 30 mile ride with some fun single track as well as the rolling fire roads. Avoid windy conditions or you will be fighting to stay upright, we had 30+ mph winds.

Recommended Route:
Start at west end of ridge just before Olema.
Ride the fire road 11.1 miles to Fairfax Bolinas Road.
Circle back about 3 miles to the McCurdy trail.
Ride McCurdy about 2.8 miles down to Hwy 1-cross over 1.
Ride 3.4 mile Olema Valley trail singletrack parallel with the 1.
Cross back over the 1, 2 mile uphill on Randall trail.
At top go left back on Boloinas Ridge.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
-Pine Mountain Loop
-Old Railroad Grade to Hoo Ko E Koo
-Whites Hill to Tamarancho
-Whites Hill to Repack
-i could go on but won't



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Review Date
January 23, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Mark ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This is a good trail to be ridden in the summer when conditions are dry. Winter riding gets tough once you hit the redwoods due to mud but that can be fun too. Quite a bit if wildlife, hawks, eagles, foxes , and moose. Never crowded. good 3-4 hour commitment.

Recommended Route:
Start on Sir Francis Drake

Other recommended trails in the same area:
China Camp. Five Brooks. Annadale



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Review Date
November 28, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: marcus , from Walnut Creek

Summary:
Love this ride for some reason! Nothing great about it. But little traffic, very little traffic, makes it nice. Out and back ride. Start at S.F.D., and first half will be climb and second will be decent. Lots of quick, steep climbs, which for some reason aren't depressing. Worth the trip.

Recommended Route:
Park on Sir Francis and ride south along ridge. Tip the cows on the way. Love them, squeeze them!



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Review Date
November 23, 2001

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: steakknifekarma@sfnet.com , from Sodom in the North

Summary:
i have not been on the bolinas ridge since we did a sixty mile epic from tam, which incorporated the bolinas ridge trail. i think that might have been two years ago. bolinas ridge is nothing but a long up-and-down fire road ride. there's really nothing spectacular about it. there's a few descents on which you will gain a good enough amount of speed to crash hard, if you really want to. don't mess with the cows, either. i've heard of riders being chased by angry bulls. as i wrote, this ride can be included in a loop starting in mill valley which will include a tenderfoot and a long, grim road ride from the northern end of this trail into fairfax. all in all, bolinas ridge is just an "ok" ride.

Recommended Route:
park at the shaded, southern end and ride out and back.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
pine mountain loop



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Review Date
July 11, 2001

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Kurt , from Walnut Creek

Summary:
My wife and I had heard about the great views on this ride, plus it was over 20 miles, so we drove out from the East Bay. The ride to the park is mainly up hill - all fire roads. There is a section where you are riding in the redwoods, but still fire road. There are no technical sections on this ride. The ride is just an out and back, so riding back you are going down hill. This is not technical enough to be considerd mountain biking - I would call it a trail ride. Regarding the "views" - I guess when people talk about the great views, that must have been when the trees where shorter - there are only a couple of places that you have any view at all. I would not recommend doing this ride for the "views". It can be used as a good training ride if you are looking for a long steady climb without any technical riding.

Recommended Route:
Started off Sir Francis Drake at the trail head 2 miles before Olema.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
China Camp offers a better riding experience, but not as much climbing.



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