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Bolinas Ridge

Intermediate
 3.8 (25)

Some short, steep climbs are rewarded with long flowy doubletrack, great riding for a cross bike.


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Map Key

11.4

Miles

18.4

KM

Doubletrack

1,646' 502 m

High

362' 110 m

Low

1,522' 464 m

Up

363' 111 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Description

Starting from the north on Sir Francis Drake, you'll see an obvious parking pullout with a cattle trap that you'll have to huff your bike up and over. Start with a mellow climb that winds up and onto the ridge. Keep on following this as it varies between single and doubletrack.

You'll encounter a fork where Jewell trail breaks off to your left (and heads back down to Sir Francis Drake), stay right and keep climbing. You'll hit a few more cattle gates before seeing Randall Trail that branches off to the right. The main trail enters the trees and becomes soft and flowy, although you may encounter some branches or downed logs.

Within a few miles you'll see the McCurdy trail that also branches off to the right, continue straight and you'll come to the end at Ridgecrest Boulevard.

Contacts

Shared By:

Dave Reed with improvements by Brandon R

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 25 votes

#2

in Marin County

#1356

Overall
  3.8 from 25 votes
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Trail Rankings

#2

in Marin County

#109

in California

#1,356

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Photos

Alphawanderlust.com -Ride into the sunset- Bolinas Ridge
Jun 5, 2018 near Lagunit…, CA
Alphawanderlust.com | Overlooking Stinson Beach | Bolinas Ridge
Jun 5, 2018 near Bolinas, CA
Bo Ridge in Spring.
May 14, 2016 near Lagunit…, CA
Bolinas Ridge
Apr 11, 2013 near Bolinas, CA
Descending old doubletrack/cow trail with Tomales Bay in the background
May 14, 2016 near Lagunit…, CA
The hills are alive...  Yep, Bo Ridge in spring really looks like a scene from the Sound of Music.
May 14, 2016 near Lagunit…, CA

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Apr 24, 2022
Andrea Sacchetti
Jun 20, 2021
Private User
Jun 10, 2021
Joan Marshall
First five miles a real grunt from Olema side of the trail. We had to lift our mtbs up and over a barb wire fence. 16mi — 3h 30m
May 29, 2021
Kieran Jones
4.6mi
Apr 24, 2021
frazier miller
Mar 20, 2021
Gene Quisisem
6mi — 1h 00m
Dec 26, 2020
Arturo Acevedo
Jun 19, 2020
Cheryl Thornburg
Bumpy terrain rolling hills with some short intense climbs. Looped down to HWY 1 thru beautiful redwood forest, steep rocky grade, slowed my roll 16.6mi