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Tassajara Ridge Trail

California 94582, USA

Some people know Tassajara Ridge Trail as the place where you can see a beautiful view of the Golden Gate Bridge. Others recognize it for its beauty and serenity. But, this trail is also home to some interesting facts that many might not know about! Read on to find out more.


Tassajara Ridge Trail offers stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge and is located right next to Mount Tamalpais State Park near Mill Valley California just north of San Francisco. This hi-tech trail is a part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and offers hiking, biking, horseback riding.


The Tassajara Ridge Trail can be accessed from several different ways including:

  • Via Mill Valley by taking the Dipsea Trail up Mount Tamalpais to Stinson Beach then heading south on Coastal Highway One. Take Panoramic Hwy (which turns into Alexander Ave) to Old Redwood Highway where you'll see signs for Mt. Tam State Park and continue driving past it until you turn left onto Sunset Drive toward East Peak Parking Lot which will lead directly to Tassajara Road. Turn right at this stop sign and walk 500 feet before turning right again onto Curran Road that leads down to Tassajara Road.

  • Via the Sausalito Ferry Terminal in Marin County by taking Muir Woods Road to Mt. Tam State Park and continue driving past it until you turn left onto Sunset Drive toward East Peak Parking Lot which will lead directly to Tassajara Road. Turn right at this stop sign and walk 500 feet before turning right again onto Curran Road that leads down to Tassajara Road

  • Via Highway One from San Francisco, take Alexander Ave (which turns into Panoramic Hwy) to Old Redwood Highway where you'll see signs for Mt. Tam State Park and continue driving past it until you turn left onto Sunset Drive toward East Peak Parking Lot which will lead directly to Tassajara Road. Turn right at this stop sign and walk 500 feet before turning right again onto Curran Road that leads down to Tassajara Road

  • Via the East Peak parking lot, follow Tassajara Rd until you reach a fork in the road about 200 yards from where it intersects with Sunset Drive. Take your choice of direction on either side of the crossroads (left for Bikes/Hike only and Right for Horses)


Tips to Make Your First Hike Successful

1. If you're new to hiking, start out with low-elevation trails that are close by. This way, the terrain and elevation gain won’t be too steep or difficult for your fitness level. Explore different types of hikes in order to figure out what works best for you—some people love a challenging climb while others want more views from high mountain peaks. Once on trail take it slow so as not to exhaust yourself before reaching the destination. Along this journey there will undoubtedly be many amazing moments and picturesque landscapes; make sure they don't flash past without being enjoyed!


2. The weather is unpredictable and can change on a dime so it's important to check the forecast before your hike - both days ahead of it as well as hours beforehand. This will help you pack appropriately, dress for any changes in temperature that may occur during the day, or even reschedule if thunderstorms are expected.


3. Be sure to inform someone where your destination is and when they should start worrying or call for help. Sure it's easy to forget about these things in today’s fast-paced world of instant gratification but taking time out (even just five minutes) not only helps us take care of ourselves but also drastically reduces our likelihood of having an emergency situation while outside that we were unprepared for. This has happened many times before; people get hurt because they didn't tell anyone what their plans were so there was no one looking out for them!


4. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. We don’t mean to sound like a broken record, but we can’t stress enough how important it is to drink water before, during and after your hike. Carry at least 32 ounces of water in your pack to combat dehydration. Try to avoid caffeine and alcohol—it won’t get you far.


5. The wonderful thing about the outdoors is that it’s for everyone. With that being said, treat the trails and outdoors with respect. Learn and practice Leave No Trace principles on your hike. Pack out your trash, leave the trail better than you found it, abide by the rules on signs, respect the wildlife and be considerate of others. Don’t blast your music while others are trying to find peace and quiet. Seriously, don’t be that person. We all share these spaces and it’s our responsibility to keep them wild and special. 


If you're looking for an adventure that combines wilderness beauty with high-tech conveniences, this trail should be at the top of your list! We offer free consultations so contact us today if you want more information about our services or if you want help planning out a trip on this beautiful and varied trail!

San Ramon, California has so many amazing trails to enjoy!  Here’s a brief list you should check out on your next visit:

  • Bishop Ranch Regional Preserve

  • Dougherty Valley Ridge Trail

  • Windermere Ridge Trail

  • Tassajara Ridge Trail

  • Iron Horse Trail

  • Annabel Trail

  • Las Trampas Regional Wilderness Park

  • Sycamore Grove Trail

  • Summit View Trail Park

All of these wonderful parks are located just a short distance from our location in Dublin, California on Sierra Lane.