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Tamarancho to Repack

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.0 (27) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A great way to blend some newly built trail with an iconic old one.


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13.8

Miles

22.2

KM

65%

Singletrack

1,528' 466 m

High

109' 33 m

Low

1,776' 541 m

Up

1,777' 542 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

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E-Bikes Unknown

Overview

There's tremendous off-road riding available outside the town of Fairfax, but as a true testament to your mountain bike prowess you owe it to yourself to ride Repack Road at least once before you die. This offers a pretty good amount of singletrack riding in order to get to the top of the trail, along with some doubletrack fireroad with plenty of climbing. Also it gives you a chance to pop into the iconic new flow trail on your way out there.

Need to Know

Be sure to get a day/season pass for the Tamarancho trail system from one of the shops in town before starting.

Description

From Fairfax, ascend through the city streets following the signs towards the Tamarancho trail system, be sure to also pick up a day pass at one of the local shops. Ascend along the roads until you hit the trail loop and then start the ascent in the clockwise direction. Start with Alchemist Trail, turn left onto Goldman Trail, right on Serpentine Trail, and straight onto B-17 Trail. Essentially, keep following the main singletrack out until you top out near the flow trail. If it's open and you want to take a few quick hot laps on the flowy stuff, feel free.

Ascend out of the loop and onto the White Hill Fire Road. Ascend this until it intersects with San Geronimo Ridge Road and take a left. Follow the road out until you see a sign saying "Cascade Canyon Road (AKA Repack)". This is your descent. Follow this fast trail all the way back down to Fairfax. And enjoy the creek crossings!

History & Background

There's a tremendous amount of history surrounding the Repack trail, starting with Charlie Kelly's webpage: sonic.net/~ckelly/Seekay/re…

Also, there's a new mountain bike museum slated to open in Fairfax that you should absolutely check out at the end of your ride!

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Dave Reed

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  4.0 from 27 votes

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Photos

Yuri Hauswald shows you around one of his favorite local trail systems.
Nov 15, 2016 near Fairfax, CA
Mountain biking camp tam and trying out the north shore features. Best singletrack in Marin!
Dec 20, 2020 near Fairfax, CA
Dropping into Camp Tamarancho for a good time!
Jul 4, 2019 near Fairfax, CA
Wagon Wheel Trail Section, counter-clockwise
Nov 10, 2014 near Fairfax, CA
Starting the flow trail. See you at the bottom
Jul 25, 2015 near Woodacre, CA
Playing in Tamarancho, Marin County.
May 24, 2013 near Woodacre, CA

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