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Inverness Ridge

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A mellow jaunt along the ridge that separates Tomales Bay from the Pacific.


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3.6

Miles

5.8

KM

Singletrack

1,324' 404 m

High

728' 222 m

Low

842' 257 m

Up

452' 138 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs No Dogs

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

This ride can easily be done in either direction.

Starting from the south: take Limantour road into the Point Reyes National Seashore until it tops out at 790' feet. You'll see a parking area to your right with a trailhead sign. Although the Bay View Trail will look mighty tempting, it's hiker only, so stick to the doubletrack trail that starts behind a low gate. For the first mile the trail will be rolling doubletrack but after that it starts to transition into single.

The first climb has a few steep sections but mellows out around 1000 feet. Then it's a couple ups and downs before starting the final big climb to the top. Just keep pedaling and you'll top out at a weather station/FAA facility/silo that's also the summit of Point Reyes Hill. From here you could opt to just head back down on the paved Mt Vision Road, or you could collect just a bit more singletrack by braking off to the right on a non-marked trail.

From the North: take Mt Vision Road off of Sir Frances Drake Blvd. It tops out with a parking area at 1240'. Continue straight past the FAA facility and down the big incline. Continue on the well marked trail as you pass by a number of hiking trails on your right. There's one bit of a climb at mile 1.5ish, but once you're done it's smooth sailing all the way out to Limantour Road.

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Dave Reed

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Tree tunnel on the Inverness Ridge trail
Mar 10, 2015 near Inverness, CA
Inverness Ridge overlooking Tomales Bay
Jan 2, 2014 near Inverness, CA

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Feb 23, 2019
Nick Powers
Jan 21, 2019
Miguel Famularcano
Feb 22, 2018
Ian Fritz
Jun 21, 2017
Matt Hage
Steep, straight up, overgrown, rutted. Okay views. 6mi
Jun 12, 2016
Dave Reed
Rode up Mt Vision Rd, Across the ridge via trail and back down through the neighborhood 15mi
Jul 28, 2014
Dave Reed
3.8mi