Rocks and roots

Marin Trail

The Marin Trail was a big disappointment. Firstly, the doubletrack just seems to go on and on - it doesn't just take you to the top of fun descents, it undulates along for miles and miles. Secondly, while many of the corners are nicely bermed, lots of them aren't, and if approached at speed will throw you off. (As you can guess, they did, and a week later my knee still hurt to walk). There were very few bits that really left us grinning. The exceptions are the Dragon's Tail section which is nice (though quite loose for a trail centre) and the final descent, which is quite varied and has some cool jumps that even I got air on. As the trail crosses itself fairly early on, it should be possible to do a short loop, including the finals descent if you only had a short time to fill.

Rating: 1, "Terrible route - avoid!".
Added: 2014-03-15 , Last updated: 2014-03-15
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