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ZigZag via Tenderfoot up

Average Rating:    (4.38 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 8

ZigZag is only about a mile long, but and extremely technical downhill. I think it's about the most intense mile of singletrack I've ridden in the bay area (including El Corte De Madera before all the good stuff was closed down). Requires lots of concentration the entire way and doesn't let up till the bottom. Steeps; roots; root-drops; root-drops between trees; DEEP washed-out sections just wide enough for your pedals to fit through; and a final little steep that drops you next to a BARBED WIRE fence, so be in control, that then exits next to a house on Cascade. Turn right on Cascade, go about 1/4 mile back to the Tenderfoot entrance where you parked. Whew! Starting from Tenderfoot it's about a 3-mile loop.
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Latitude
37.91288562379697
Longitude
-122.5721025466919
Trail Directions
101 to Mill Valley (Blithedale) Exit. Follow Blithedale through town, across to Throckmorton at the Depot. Follow Throckmorton till it becomes Cascade. Follow Cascade till you see the "Tenderfoot Trails" sign on the left by a house. There's parking for about 6 cars nearby. Take the
Trail Length
3 miles
Trail Level
Extreme
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Mill Valley
   


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Review Date
January 24, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: cruz ,  Downhiller

Summary:
it kicks ass and anyone that disagrees can kiss my tan ass.

Recommended Route:
up the hill then down



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Review Date
April 7, 2003

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: ralph tossoff , from City

Summary:
These type of MV trails are VERY short and hardly worth scouting out. They're kinda cool to discover but not really for biking. Usually, they start off asphalt - to ride down a tidey little single track for 5 mins. or less - and end up back on asphalt. These trails are better left for, uh, deer.

Recommended Route:
best to start at top an go down.



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Review Date
September 5, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: YourMaster , from Mill Valley

Summary:
Tell that bird Trevor to shut his pie hole about riding on Tam.
You need to figure it out.

Recommended Route:
See above



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Review Date
July 31, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Trevor , from Mill Valley

Summary:
zig zag is one of the most extreme (legal) single track in mill valley. the trail is very steep, with lots of root sections with dropoffs very narrow in some parts. this trail is not really a fast downhill (you use your brakes over %90 of the time), it is more of a very steep tecnical trail. i do not reccomend going down very fast the first time because there are alot of obsticals that can sneak up on you. rip it up now because the trail is slowly eroding and before you know it the whole thing will be a huge rut.

Recommended Route:
go up tenderfoot or get a ride to the mt. home inn.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
for the real serious stuff the DH riders gotta go up higher and poach some of the good stuff like wheeler, indian fire break, temelpa, nora and all the other sweet trails



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Review Date
November 14, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: DSR , from Berkeley, CA

Summary:
First off, Zig Zag is on city of Mill Valley property and is not illegal, anything above it in the Mt. Tam park is illegal, and you better rip it cause the rangers up there are serious. However, if a Hiker or Ranger attempts to ticket you on Zag, notify them that they are on city of mill valley property and the trail is perfectly legal. A lot of hikers and locals are real punks and assholes and will give you a lot of shit. Anyway, it's a good trail for DH it is not the most technical(but yes it is worth driving to), but on XC bikes it is definetely hard core, esp. w/ seat up. Good fun trail, but if you want real killer DH, you'll have to go higher up the mountain and poach some serious stuff.
-DSR

Other recommended trails in the same area:
can't say



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