7.1 miles
Distance
1,328 ft
Climb
-1,325 ft
Descent
885 ft
High Point

Start at Tennessee Valley parking lot. On weekends the parking lot is usually full so either park down the road from the trailhead or just ride in from town. Bathrooms are available at the beginning of the ride.


Take the trailhead to the left (head south) of the horse stables to access Marincello Trail. Get ready to climb up a moderate grade for about 1.5 miles. Stay to your left when you get to the top of the climb and hookup with Bobcat Trail, which is over 2 miles of descending on a fast fire road. Be mindful of the 15 mph park speed limit and watch out for hikers or horses - suggest you slow down to walking pace around them.

At the bottom of Bobcat you can turn left and ride the road to Rodeo beach (not on this route) but a fun excursion on the road. If you don't wander to the beach, make a right and climb up Miwok Trail which is well signed. Miwok. The climb on Miwok averages a 12% and has a couple of challenging sections that get to 14%. The trail can be a bit bumpy or rutted but nothing too challenging.

At the top of the climb, you make a left and jump on Old Spring Road. It is legal singletrack and a blast. At the bottom of Old Springs, you end up at the horse stables so please walk your bike near the stables and then after about another 100 yards you end up at the trailhead you started from. This loop is suitable for strong beginner or any intermediate ride, but there are a couple of sections on Old Springs and Miwok that they may need to walk if they are not confident in their bike handling skills

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Marincello, Bobcat, Miwok and Old Springs Loop is a 7 mile popular intermediate route located near Sausalito California. This mountain bike primary route and has a easy overall physical rating. This route includes 4 trails. This route climbs 1,328 ft with a max elevation of 885 ft then descends -1,325 ft.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Physical rating
    Easy
More Stats for Marincello, Bobcat, Miwok and Old Springs Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    41 ft
  • Altitude start
    204 ft
  • Altitude end
    207 ft
  • Grade max
    -36.8%
  • Grade min
    40.8%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    810 ft

Directions

  1. Walk southeast on Old Springs Trail.
  2. Continue for 90 meters.
  3. Turn left onto Marincello Trail.
  4. Continue for 7 kilometers.
  5. Turn right onto Miwok Trail.
  6. Continue for 2.5 kilometers.
  7. Turn left onto Old Springs Trail.
  8. Continue for 2 kilometers.
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