Camp Tamarancho Trails
Camp Tamarancho has some of the best, and perhaps the only true, legal singletrack in all of Marin. While Mt. Tam and China Camp offer incredible mountain bike trails, Camp Tamarancho serves up some of the most technical and advanced singletrack in the area.
Parking - Park in downtown Fairfax, CA, next to Java Hut at 760 Center Blvd, since you can't park near the trail head.
Camp Tamarancho Loop - 12.5 miles, 1750' elevation gain - intermediate/advanced
Riding to the trailhead - Head West on Center (turns in Broadway) for several blocks, and then take a Left at the Bike Route sign at Azala. Follow the Bike Route Signs for a few blocks until you take a left on Rockridge which then becomes Iron Springs Road (about 1 mile from Java Hut). Climb about 1 mile up Iron Springs, during which you'll gain about 475' in elevation, until you see a trailhead on your left.
0.0. Head up Alchemist Trail until you hit Goldman Trail.
0.6 You can go either way, but I'd go Left on Goldman and continue until you hit a fireroad which you'll cross.
1.1 Cross the Fireroad and continue on Serpentine Trail for just over a mile.
2.2 Cross another fireroad onto Wagon Wheel Trail (CAUTION - This trail has some steep very challenging rocky singletrack - intermediate-advanced riders only).
3.7 Cross a fireroad and continue on a very short connection fireroad until you take a hard left onto B-17 Trail.
5.1 You'll hit another trail junction and ride straight through onto Broken Dam Trail.
7.3 Continue onto Goldman trail and ride it for just over 1/2 mile and you rejoin the junction with Alchemist.
7.9 Left down Alchemist.
8.5 Arrive at Iron Springs Road.
If you ride Camp Tamarancho, you'll need either a season pass ($45) or a day pass ($5) which you can buy at Sunshine Bicycles in Fairfax or directly from the Boy Scouts of Marin website and print at home. While you're on their site, also print a map of Tamarancho which includes this information and more.