Marin Headlands - Trailwork

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March 5, 2004


A dayhike over the Golden Gate to do some brushing on the Rodeo Valley Cutoff. Lopping and pruning of ingrowing scrub over ~0.5 mile between the trail split and saddle above the meadow. Map(s) of perambulations below.

Hike Summary and Technical Details

Estimated mileage 12 miles, total ascent, about 1800'

Trailwork Summary

This is a non-abandoned, but not maintained trail, apparently the Park Service drives an ATV through it from time to time to keep it "open", but it was badly grown in when I tackled it. Mostly relatively slow growing low scrub (under 6'), lopped and pruned back to hiking standards. The tread has trapped a seep near the top and is eroded and intermittently flooded, otherwise the tread is in decent shape, formerly a jeep track.

Weather and Conditions

Overcast and mild.


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Map of hike location and route detail maps, route in fuschia and blue

Map with route

Detail map of trailwork area, work area in blue

Trailwork area detail

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