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Dates: 1/1/2019 - 12/31/2019
City / State: Mill Valley, CA
Event Name: Marin County
Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: 111426 2019/Y0391
Distance - Trail Ratings: Distance 5/10/14/24Km - 2B
Description: M-F 630A;Sat 7:30;Sun 8:30-Finish by dusk. The 24K Mill Valley walk consists of two loops, a 10K Mill Valley loop and a 14K Sausalito Loop. There are 4 other walks available in addition to the 24K walk: 10K or 5K Mill Valley walks, and 14K or 10K Sausalito walks. Mill Valley loop: Rated 2B. The walk goes through the charming Marin County town of Mill Valley. It continues through a woodsy area with many towering redwoods, beautiful homes, a babbling brook and a waterfall. Its a steady climb on city streets from the town up to the waterfall and the last part to the waterfall is not suitable for a strollers or a wheel chairs .Mill Valley was known for its wood cutting mill and as a location for residents of San Francisco to visit to get away from the cool and foggy San Francisco summer weather. All of the charm of the downtown area is on the walk, and in addition the walk goes to a small fresh spring waterfall. After the waterfall view, the walk continues along Cascade Drive. You will see coastal redwood trees that rival any in Northern California and homes that exceed most in California. Marin County is famous for wealth and a unique way of life. Sausalito loop: Rated 1A. Sausalito is a tourist destination that everyone wants to see. It's restaurants and shopping are some of the best in California. The walk starts on a walk/bike trail that goes from Mill Valley along Richmond Bay with a great variety of water fowl and then continues into Sausalito. The walk is on flat city streets and a walk/bike trail. The trail goes through a wetlands area with many birds, past numerous houseboats and continues into the bayside town of Sausalito. The 10 km route will turn around at the beginning of the Sausalito business district. The 14 km route continues further into Sausalito with its many shops, art galleries and restaurants.
Amenities: Strollers: NO | Wheelchairs: NO | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Bridges - Spanning the USA, Ice Cream Parlors, Little Free Libraries, United States Post Offices, Walking America's Ports of Call, Walking the USA A - Z
Start Times: M-F630A;Sat7:30;Sun8:30-Finish by dusk
Location: Mill Valley Community Center
Start Point / Driving Directions: 180 El Camino Alto, Mill Valley, CA 94941. From San Francisco on Hwy 101 North, take the Tiburon Belvedere (131) East Blithedale exit. Turn Left on E. Blithedale and go approx. 1/2 mile to Camino Alto (traffic signal). Turn Left on Camino Alto. The Community Center, Fitness/Aquatic Center will be on the left. From Hwy 101 South, take the Tiburon/Belvedere (131) E. Blithedale exit. Turn Right on E. Blithedale Ave. and follow above directions. Register at the reception desk inside the Fitness/Aquatic Center.
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: Marin County
Host Club: Vaca Valley Volks
Contact: Jill Simmons (707) 448-5148
Website: www.vacavolks.org
E-Mail Contact: jillmail@sbcglobal.net