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Baldwin Loop

 4 votes

Length

3.2 Miles 5.2 Kilometers


Singletrack

Elevation

568' 173 m

Ascent

-574' -175 m

Descent

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

606' 185 m

High

32' 10 m

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Beautiful trail that crosses ancient sandstone while descending to the coast.

Garritt Cusack

Overview

Features: eMTB allowed
Dogs: No Dogs

Description

Heading down Baldwin Loop is a singletrack trail, however about 50% back up is a fire road closed to motor vehicles.

From The top of Baldwin Loop and Enchanted Loop, you start with a fun rolling descent through grasslands. The mellow drop steepens, and you'll soon find yourself picking up speed. Luckily, there is a wide-open sight line which makes the high speeds feel comfortable. The max grade tops out at 17%, but the descent generally doesn't get much steeper than 14%.

Before reaching the bottom, you cross a cool drainage which provides nice shade and cool weather which the rest of the trail is pretty exposed. Enjoy the reprieve from the heat, and get ready for your climb back up.

The ascent is somewhat grueling, but the Baldwin loop is a must in the eastern part of the park. This trail can also be linked up with the Ohlone Bluff trail for a more mellow flat pedal back to the parking area.

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May 4, 2017
Elly Kay
Stinging nettle, poison oak and ticks!

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Couldn't finish this loop the other day (4/9/16) as the trail was severely over-grown to about chest high and chalk full of poison oak at the very bottom. We decided to turn around and climb out :/ Beware of this trail if you're thinking about riding down to the beach. Apr 12, 2016
Elly Kay
Mill Valley, CA
Elly Kay   Mill Valley, CA
We loved the uphill part of the trail, but were engulfed by poison oak, stinging nettle and ticks all the way down to Hwy 1 from the top. In hindsight, wish we had stopped and turned around instead of completing the Loop. May 8, 2017

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