After hearing about Camp Tamarancho since moving to the Bay Area I thought I would check it out. All in all, I wasn’t disappointed. The trail feels a lot like I always imagined mountain biking in Marin would be. Relatively technical single track, lots of climbing or descending with old growth redwood trees thrown in for good measure. The only downside is the trail can be ridden at a moderate pace in about 75 minutes or at a fast pace in sub 60. Most quick riders ride the loop in both directions to make it worthwhile. Including the ride to and from my house it was 12 miles and 16-1700’ of climbing. I think I can access the trail network from the fire roads behind my house which means I could make a 15-50+ mile loop with anywhere from 2500-10k+ climbing.
After climbing a 1.5 mile road then roughly 2 miles of single track you are dumped onto the side of a ridge with good views of Mt Tam
Further along the ridge
Riding in the trees along the “B-17” section of the trail
Taking a quick break to have a snack