Bay Area Hiker: Bon Tempe Trailhead Bon Tempe Trailhead, Mount Tamalpais

Featured hike
0.0: Start by walking uphill on the gated fire road. After about 40 feet, a road forks left, on the way to Bon Tempe Sunnyside. Stay to the right.
0.3: Junction. Turn right.
0.3: Junction. Bear left onto Rocky Ridge Fire Road.
1.6: Junction. Turn right onto Stocking Trail.
2.0: Junction. Turn right onto Kent Trail.
2.8: Junction with Helen Markt Trail. Turn right to remain on Kent Trail.
4.2: Path ends at a gravel road. Bear right.
4.7: Junction, again. Bear left and retrace your steps to the trailhead.

Getting there:
From US 101 in Marin County, exit San Anselmo/Sir Francis Drake. Drive west on Sir Francis Drake about 5 miles to the town of Fairfax. Turn left on Pastori, make the first right onto Broadway, and then turn left on Bolinas. Drive about 1.5 miles on (what is now signed as) Fairfax-Bolinas Road, then turn left onto Sky Oaks Road (signed to Lake Lagunitas). Once past the entrance kiosk, drive about 0.4 mile, and turn right (to Bon Tempe) at a signed junction onto a gravel road. Drive about 0.3 mile, then bear left (unsigned) to the trailhead (if you get to a second parking lot at the end of the road you've gone too far).

GPS coordinates* for trailhead:
Latitude 3757'33.05"N
(* based on Google Earth data, shown as degrees, minutes, seconds)

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© 2002 Jane Huber/Bay Area Hiker