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Old Railroad Grade

Intermediate
 3.3 (18)

Old Railroad Grade is one of the classic rides in Marin and a great way to get to the top of Mt Tam.

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Map Key

7.1

Miles

11.5

KM

Doubletrack

2,336' 712 m

High

231' 70 m

Low

2,123' 647 m

Up

18' 5 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

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Family Friendly Great views, wide fire road, and a gentle grade.

Description

Old Railroad Grade goes up, you guessed it, an old railroad bed. The grade is very gentle and gets you all the way to the top of Mt Tamalpais with the least amount of suffering when compared to all of the other alternatives. This trail is a wide fire road, so it is not singletrack, but once you get up past half way, the views are spectacular. Near the top is the West Point Inn where you can get water and enjoy a great view of San Francisco, the bay, and the ocean.

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Trail Ratings

  3.3 from 18 votes

#5

in Marin County

#9206

Overall
  3.3 from 18 votes
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Trail Rankings

#5

in Marin County

#622

in California

#9,206

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Photos

Sunrise on MT Tam, April 2013. Mill Valley, CA
May 17, 2013 near Mill Va…, CA
Approaching Mount Tam summit on Old Railroad Grade.
Jan 7, 2016 near Larkspur, CA
Mount Tam summit bike repair station
Jan 7, 2016 near Larkspur, CA
West Point Inn rest stop.
Jan 7, 2016 near Mill Va…, CA
Sharing the trail with a coyote.
Sep 19, 2015 near Corte M…, CA
Mount Tam from Old Railroad Grade Trail.
Jan 7, 2016 near Mill Va…, CA

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Nov 25, 2020
Christophe Marcant
9mi — 1h 54m
Aug 30, 2020
Natalie Dymmel
4h 00m
May 13, 2020
Ryan Terry
May 11, 2019
Hernan Jaramillo
Mar 24, 2019
Carson Homuth
Steady incline. Wide smooth trail. Great view. 14.2mi — 2h 45m
Oct 28, 2017
M P
18.5mi
Dec 4, 2016
Erik Krahn
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Mar 12, 2016
Matt Holland
Super soaked but still fun