Camp Tamarancho

 

Camp Tamarancho is a 9+ mile singletrack on private property outside Fairfax, built by the Bicycle Trails Council of Marin. It is a 2 mile road ride to the trail head because there is no closer parking. You must have a pass (annual or day) to ride this property.



This is one of the few legal singletrack riding options available in Marin, and possibly the best one. Given the usual aversion of Marin County to mountain bikes on singletrack trails, a trail sign you'll see at Tamarancho that reads "bikes must stay on singletrack" sums up the uniqueness of this place pretty well.

Camp Tamarancho boy scout camp features a single 9-mile loop that's open to mountain bikes, and it's almost all singletrack. This makes up about 70% of this ride. The remaining portion is an approach/return ride on paved roads from downtown Fairfax, because there's no closer parking.

Riding in Camp Tamarancho requires a one-day permit that costs $5 (as of this writing). Alternatively, you can buy an annual permit. You can purchase both types of permits online, here: Boy Scouts of America

If you happen to forget to purchase one online, permits could also be purchased from Sunshine Bicycles or Fairfax Cyclery on the day of your ride. Sunshine Bicycles is in downtown Fairfax.

Tires roll at 10:20 or sooner if all YES RSVP's are present. Please be there by the meet time, we don't want to leave without you, but will! 

 Distance:  14-16 miles because I plan to do the Flow trail a couple times 

 Elevation:  [masked]ft. give or take 

Because of the pace and some technical sections: Not recommended for beginners,  Intermediate and up riders only please.


Remember, all riders need to be members of Meetup.com & South Bay Mountain Bike Group. Guest are no longer allowed. All riders need to RSVP as a member.


***Please remember, a helmet is required for all our rides.***

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  • Armando

    Thanks everyone for coming out, it was a lot of fun. Jim & Andy, you guys are mountain goats. That was very impressive with that climb up the very steep/long fire road.

    2 · August 24

    • Jim

      Now Ray's group can claim climbing another peak.

      August 26

  • Eric0MTB

    Great ride and fun as usual, my injury will remind me how fun it was. Armando, thanks for leading the ride. Andy, thanks for the lead in the Flow.

    1 · August 24

  • Virginia

    I forgot that I had tree trimmers coming this morning, so I'm running a bit late. Hope to catch up with you on the trail

    August 24

    • Armando

      Sorry I didn't get your message in time, I'm glad you were able to catch up.

      August 24

  • Jim

    Good times. Thanks for putting it together Armando and for the pictures Ken.

    2 · August 24

  • Ken

    This place has again managed to get me max’d out. Great ride! Strong group. Thanks for hosting, Armando.

    2 · August 24

  • Mike J

    So bummed but I'm not going to be able to make it. Have a great ride!

    August 23

  • Andy U.

    Lunch at Sol Food after?

    August 23

    • Armando

      Doesn't matter to me, anywhere is fine.

      August 23

  • Andy U.

    If someone wants to carpool from the Los Gatos/Campbell/San Jose area, they can come with me.

    August 23

  • Andy U.

    Feeling better. Should be good to go.

    1 · August 23

  • larry p.

    Love to go but...I'll be in SoCA for a family birthday! Have fun!

    August 21

  • Jim

    I'm nursing an injury but hope to make this ride.

    August 20

  • Mike J

    My bike is in the shop right now but I have my fingers crossed that I'll have it back by the weekend.

    August 18

  • Andy U.

    I'll make it if I can. I tore a ligament in my foot, so I am kind of day to day.

    August 18

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