SHORT RIDE NORTH

ROUTES & LOOPS

Short Ride North
ONE DAY TO STINSON BEACH FOR A MIX OF TWISTY ROADS MAGNIFICENT VIEWS AND ONE OF THE MOST DRAMATIC SECTIONS OF HWY 1
Mount Tamalpais is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. Enjoy stunning views of the city by the bay from 2,700 feet. You can often look down on clouds that are partially covering the bay. The added attraction of the Panoramic Highway with views of the Pacific Ocean over the top of nearby mountain ranges. Route features a 20 miles of curves while climbing the mountain.
Cross the Golden Gate Bridge
We recommend using I280 North to 19th Avenue.  Follow Hwy 101 to Hwy 1 North.
Take Hwy 1 North to for about 8 miles to Panoramic Highway on the right
  • Look for sign that says 'Muir Woods' and 'Mt Tamalpais'
  • Follow signs to Mt Tamalpais
Continue following the road to a large parking lot at the top.

Decision Point

Depending on how much time you have and your next destination
Out and back
Return on the same road back to Highway 1 and continue north to Stinson Beach. This allows you to experience one of the most exciting sections of Highway 1 with dramatic views of the ocean and rock formations. Not to mention challenging curves. After Stinson Beach a good plan is to continue to Point Reyes or Bodega Bay either of which is a good turning point to go to Petaluma. This can be a good approach for Saturday pick up which you ride to the South and use this trip Sunday morning.
Continue down to Stinson Beach
This is recommended if you want a short ride with a return back to the city. The route enables you to catch the dramatic section of Hwy 1 and gives you the option of heading over to Napa Valley.
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