Top Adventures in Fairfax

  • 37-Mile Ride: Fairfax to Nicasio Loop

    For this scenic loop, start at the Corner of Broadway Blvd and Bolinas Rd. Head north on Broadway until it connects with Sir Francis Drake Blvd ("SFD"). Take SFD / Marin County Bicycle Rte 20 northwest until it connects with Nicasio Valley Rd at M...

  • Hike around Phoenix Lake

    Enjoy the peacefulness of making it out to the lake for a quick hike without worrying too much about challenging climbs or difficult terrain. Take the wide fire road from the car uphill and then jump on the Phoenix Lake Trail. From here, you’ll co...

    2.7 miles 200 ft gain

  • Hike to the Summit of Mt. Tamalpais

    Mt. Tam is a large park with plenty of amazing viewpoints, but the East routes and the East Peak are best for sunsets. Once you're at the top, it's an amazing spot to view a large number of Marin trails, which can help you can get a head start on ...

    1.2 miles

  • Hike the Dawn Falls Trail

    Take the Dawn Falls trail down into the Baltimore Canyon for an in-depth exploration of northern California nature. Rather than the usual dry, hardy vegetation that speckles the hills of many nearby trails, this trail is bursting with lush ferns a...

    2.2 miles

  • Hike Cataract Falls

    Cataract Falls is one of the most stunning hikes in the bay area after a recent rain. The drive to the trailhead alone is beautiful as you pass Alpine Lake on Bolinas Fairfax Rd. Cataract is a 3-mile total out-and-back hike that gains 750ft in the...

    3 miles 1020 ft gain

  • Hike the Roys Redwood Preserve Loop

    Roy's Redwoods Preserve is an easily missed pocket of Redwoods off Nicasio Valley Road in Marin County. Don't miss it: heading North on Sir Francis Drake Blvd turn right onto Nicasio Valley Rd--the gate for this little park is about a half mile up...

    2.3 miles 300 ft gain

  • Hike or Run Mt. Tam via Temelpa Trail

    The Mt. Tam Hill Climb via Temelpa Trail is an iconic, "best-of" climb in the trail running community, drawing some of the world's greatest athletes to experience its breathtaking views and technical downhill. Surprisingly though, outside of local...

    4 miles 1200 ft gain

  • Hike to Carson Falls

    Are you tired of crowds on your hikes? First, shame on you for getting up so late and moving so slowly. Did you really need Philz before you got on the trail?Ok, now that you’ve been thoroughly chastised, let’s start planning a hike to the less-fr...

    3 miles 1000 ft gain

  • A 6.2 Mile Classic Trail Run

    The Cataract Trail is a Bay Area classic! Gorgeous at any time of year, this trail gets a lot of hiking traffic in the Spring and Summer when the waterfalls that follow the route are flowing strong, but it remains well worth braving the crowds. Be...

  • Hike or Bike the China Camp Loop

    Park at the lot in the China Camp State Park. Hop onto the Bay View trail to gain to begin the loop trail. Switchbacks take you up to a long and easy path passing through shaded and open areas. Enjoy the grasslands speckled with oak trees and coyo...

    8.9 miles

  • Picturesque Views from Mt. Tam's East Ridge

    This road provides one of the most scenic views of the pacific from north of the Golden Gate. It's a little bit of a windy drive or ride along Highway 1 or Panoramic Highway (depending on which way you choose) to get to East Ridgecrest. But, if yo...

  • Hike the Cataract Trail Loop

    Duration: 3.5-4 hour hike at a moderate to quick pace with a short break for lunch.Starting at an elevation of 1989ft and maxing at 2001ft, you achieve 1428 of elevation gain through a beautiful peak and valley hike.From the free Rock Springs Park...

    9.02 miles 1428 ft gain

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