Bolinas Ridge

Bolinas Ridge with Stinson Beach in foreground
From the top of Bolinas Ridge take in bird's-eye views up and down the San Andreas Rift Zone. The fault divides Olema Valley, a lovely, undulating landscape, that dips slowly down to the waters of Tomales Bay in the north, and Bolinas Lagoon in the south. The 10.5-mile Bolinas Ridge trail starts in Samuel Taylor Park.

Tips and Highlights

  • The Bolinas Ridge Trail, especially popular with mountain bikers, begins on the ridge line east of Olema Valley, with parking off Sir Francis Drake Boulevard.
  • The trail crosses rolling coastal range land, enters towering redwoods, and breaks into open chaparral before it reaches its southern trailhead at Alpine Road on Mount Tamalpais-offering views of Bolinas Lagoon, Tomales Bay, and the Pacific Ocean along the way.

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