January 19, 2012
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Reviewed by: daood
Cross Country Rider
This is one of those trails I like knowing about because I commute to Sausalito from SF, and it's nice to switch it up a bit.
This trail is steep, but I've done it on my single speed (33x20) in the rain. It literally begins in the back parking lot of Marin City's housing projects. One of the more tame projects in the Bay Area, it still has the distinction of the nickname "the Jungle" among residents. 2pac grew up in these housing projects. It's a fun way to get from Mike's Bikes in Sausalito to Alta trail without climbing the paved road Donahue.
A much better ride would be Tennessee Valley>Marincello>Bobcat/Alta Cutoff>Alta>etc, etc..
The Orchard Fire Trail as this fire road is properly named is a fun one to have in yr quiver of trails.. You never know when you'll need it!
Uphill only, this trail sucks downhill. A rutted plummet to the parking lot. Better to continue down Alta and drop into Oakwood Valley.
Other recommended trails in the same area:
Oakwood Valley Decent, SCA trail, Miwok, Old Springs, Coastal.. Any many more with no name.