MT. TAM ASCENT
Total Elevation: 2,888 feet
Conquer Mt. Tam on the dirt! This 90 minute loop takes you to the summit of Mt. Tamalpais via Railroad Grade, a gentle climb with great views to the south as you make your way up the mountain. From the summit, enjoy unbeatable 360-degree views of the ocean to the West, Marin's natural beauty to the North, and all across the Bay Area to the south and east. From the top, enjoy descending the quiet road along the ridge before dropping down Panoramic Highway back to Mill Valley. This ride features some of the best bang-for-your-buck dirt climbing, road descending, and unbeatable views in Southern Marin.
From Studio Velo, climb W Blithedale Ave. Take Old Railroad Grade Fire Road and take Fern Canyon Rd to continue onto Railroad Grade Rd. Enjoy sweeping vistas of Southern Marin as you climb Railroad Grade all the way to the East Peak of Mt. Tamalpais. From the top, descend E Ridgecrest Blvd. At the Rock Springs parking lot, take a left on Pan Toll Rd and another left on Panoramic Hwy down to Four Corners. From there, you will take a left onto Edgewood Ave. Take a few turns down to Old Mill Park and then turn right onto Throckmorton to return to Studio Velo in downtown Mill Valley.