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Fir Trail (Upper)

Easy/Intermediate
 3.0 (2)

A moderate fire road trail providing access to a hilltop vista.


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Map Key

1.2

Miles

1.9

KM

Doubletrack

2,382' 726 m

High

2,208' 673 m

Low

132' 40 m

Up

206' 63 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

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Description

From the Skeggs Point parking area, head north along Skyline Blvd. about 500 feet to where the trailhead begins at the gate. Fir Trail (Upper) starts off with a moderate uphill section but then rolls downhill on a wide, old logging road. With the exception of a large clearing near the beginning, this trail is mostly shaded and lined with fir, manzanita and madrone.

At approximately 1.2 miles, a path to the west veers off and heads uphill a short distance to the vista point. This small hilltop clearing has views of the distant ocean through trees and a single picnic table. There is also a memorial plaque commemorating the 19 people who lost their lives in the 1953 plane crash in this park. However, the actual spot of the crash is along Resolution Trail. Ride back down to the Fir Trail (Upper), and continue south to the junction of Fir Trail (Lower) and Resolution Trail.

Temperatures are often cooler on these Corte Madera trails because of their proximity to the coast, but this proximity can also provide dense fog (especially in winter) that enhances the eerie beauty of the forest.

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View of the Pacific Ocean from Fir Vista Point
Aug 27, 2017 near Woodside, CA
Memorial plaque for airplane "resolution" crash
Aug 27, 2017 near Woodside, CA
Fir Vista Point is a great place for a break with shade and ocean views.
Aug 27, 2017 near Woodside, CA
Memorial Plaque. The aircraft DC-6 was flying the Honolulu – San Francisco leg and crashed around here in October 1953. All 19 people on board were killed.
Aug 27, 2017 near Woodside, CA

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