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Tenderfoot

Average Rating:    (4.15 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 13

single track, gets gnarly at parts, winding, roots, rocks, cliffs
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Latitude
37.90616452653363
Longitude
-122.56842255592346
Trail Directions
ask Start to finish bike shop down town. ask a local how to get downtown. i'm lazy.(if you suck, keep off)
Trail Length
3 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Mill Valley
   


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Review Date
March 23, 2014

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: chrisclifford ,  Downhiller

Summary:
Starts out by some guy's house, then turns into rooty/wet switchbacks. Some of it can be sketch if you run wide bars, and it's hard to clean even if you're used to tech. The middle of the trail is dry and exposed rock doubletrack, pretty fast and fun. It turns into the trees again towards the end. There used to be some cuts down to the left of the trail that cut through the switchbacks and towards the end there was a fun, eroded technical cut but a few days ago the cuts have been reclaimed as a "habitat restoration area". A pity, since they were some technical DH to look forward too at the end of the trail. Overall this trail is good and it's the only legal singletrack on Tam. If you're willing to ride illegal you'll find better but remember -- Fight Club

Recommended Route:
Shuttle it or ride up the trail. If you want a less tech climb that hit Gravity Car. If you're crazy some people self-shuttle via Zig-Zag

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Fight Club



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Review Date
May 23, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: hopex0 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Fun trail lots 1 foot drops. Wouldnt recomend to a begginer it gets pretty trippy at some of the rooty areas.
Hint go up to the INN at the top of Tam and go down the hill past the patio, you see a path that looks like it goes into someones house take it down and enjoy.

Recommended Route:
Get dropped of at the top and go down OR bike up Tam all depends on how hardcore you are

Other recommended trails in the same area:
China Camp



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Review Date
May 23, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: hopex0 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Fun trail lots 1 foot drops. Wouldnt recomend to a begginer it gets pretty trippy at some of the rooty areas.
Hint go up to the INN at the top of Tam and go down the hill past the patio, you see a path that looks like it goes into someones house take it down and enjoy.

Recommended Route:
Get dropped of at the top and go down OR bike up Tam all depends on how hardcore you are

Other recommended trails in the same area:
China Camp



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Review Date
June 27, 2005

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: caughtonillegaltrail ,  Racer

Summary:
Singletrack rough at parts sketch at one part, and fun, but short.

Recommended Route:
Up or down, both get you to the other side of the trail.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Any single track you can get away with.



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Review Date
December 27, 2001

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: mikeb , from Sodom in the North

Summary:
tenderfoot. green, green tenderfoot, with the trees and roots and rocks. tenderfoot early in the morning, tacky in places but slippery as a dickens in other places from the overnight rain. tenderfoot, the only reasonably narrow, technical-by-definition trail on tam legally open to mountain bikes--without a pass. tenderfoot trail was one of my nemisis trails when i started riding sometime around 1990-1991. i just could'nt ever clear those damned roots at the top going either direction back then and probably still can't now. the lower two-thirds were good for me, especially the exposed sandstone section--this is where i learned to ride through relatively rough stuff at higher speeds. i remember riding this trail many times on a fully rigid bike, complete with a loose headset. reading and writing about this trail makes me kind of want to go back and try it again. my crew has'nt ridden tenderfoot in more than a year, although we used to ride on tam at least once a month. there it is--as all of our skills have progressed and we've become more addicted to this sport, all of us have discovered new and arguably more challenging places to ride. sometimes i like to dis on tenderfoot and tam in general. the area is full of poseuers, on bikes and wearing hiking boots and most of the time, the area is crowded beyond comfort. that's why i'm giving this trail sort of a low rating, due to my dimming memories of the "scene" here. somehow, when i'm riding on or near mt tamalpais, i get the feeling that most people disapprove of my being there--and that i'm not "cool" enough. on the other hand, if you're lucky, you'll ride this area on a quiet day--there will be just a few other bikes and the hateful hikers will all be on the singletrack trails that are closed to mountain bikes, where they belong. when the mountain biking gods smile on you that day, let 'er rip, because the tenderfoot is still one of the bay area's classics--even though i have'nt ridden it in so long my memories of this trail are dim. i guess i should talk the boys into coming up here again. riding the tenderfoot on a new suspension bike sure will be a lot different than dealing with a loose headset on a rigid fork going through those rocks.

Recommended Route:
start in mill valley (or better yet, ride in from the city) and try to remember your way through those little narrow assed roads.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
china camp



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