ZigZag via Tenderfoot up - TRAIL

ZigZag via Tenderfoot up - Trail, Mill Valley, California

ZigZag is only about a mile long, but and extremely technical downhill. I think it's about the most intense mile of singletrack I've ridden in the bay area (including El Corte De Madera before all the good stuff was closed down). Requires lots of concentration the entire way and doesn't let up till the bottom. Steeps; roots; root-drops; root-drops between trees; DEEP washed-out sections just wide enough for your pedals to fit through; and a final little steep that drops you next to a BARBED WIRE fence, so be in control, that then exits next to a house on Cascade. Turn right on Cascade, go about 1/4 mile back to the Tenderfoot entrance where you parked. Whew! Starting from Tenderfoot it's about a 3-mile loop.

User Reviews (8)

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cruz   Downhiller [Jan 24, 2004]

it kicks ass and anyone that disagrees can kiss my tan ass.

Customer Service

up the hill then down

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Mike Ness   [Jan 21, 2001]

Intense downhill tight technical singletrack - see the page header. Not for average riders, they will be walking and very unhappy if you bring them.

Customer Service

Looks like I put all the info in the page header.

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dinno kovic   [Mar 21, 2001]

This trail tests your technical riding skills, uphill and downhill. This is by far the most technical single track I have experienced. To date, I have not found a 3 mile ride better than this. Definitely for the experienced riders only!!! The best part of the ride is ZigZag (the name is very appropriate)you are tested your riding skills from the top all the way to the bottom. Zig Zag is relentless, trying to toss you off your bike at every turn.

Customer Service

Mike's description is perfect.

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5
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Eric   [May 04, 2001]

Furthermore, the fine for be caught on illegal tails in Marin was just increased up to $300 (first offence) from $125. It is now also considered a misdemeanor with up to six months lock down! This trail has been overlooked by the rangers until now and hopefully they will continue to turn their heads....Please help to keep it that way!

Customer Service

Be Stealthy! Rumor has it that a couple of guys just got busted on Zig Zag. Keep in mind that this is just a Rumor so far, buit lets not draw more attention to this trail.

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4
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DSR   [Nov 14, 2001]

First off, Zig Zag is on city of Mill Valley property and is not illegal, anything above it in the Mt. Tam park is illegal, and you better rip it cause the rangers up there are serious. However, if a Hiker or Ranger attempts to ticket you on Zag, notify them that they are on city of mill valley property and the trail is perfectly legal. A lot of hikers and locals are real punks and assholes and will give you a lot of shit. Anyway, it's a good trail for DH it is not the most technical(but yes it is worth driving to), but on XC bikes it is definetely hard core, esp. w/ seat up. Good fun trail, but if you want real killer DH, you'll have to go higher up the mountain and poach some serious stuff.
-DSR

Similar Products Used: can't say
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5
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Trevor   [Jul 31, 2002]

zig zag is one of the most extreme (legal) single track in mill valley. the trail is very steep, with lots of root sections with dropoffs very narrow in some parts. this trail is not really a fast downhill (you use your brakes over %90 of the time), it is more of a very steep tecnical trail. i do not reccomend going down very fast the first time because there are alot of obsticals that can sneak up on you. rip it up now because the trail is slowly eroding and before you know it the whole thing will be a huge rut.

Customer Service

go up tenderfoot or get a ride to the mt. home inn.

Similar Products Used: for the real serious stuff the DH riders gotta go up higher and poach some of the good stuff like wheeler, indian fire break, temelpa, nora and all the other sweet trails
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YourMaster   [Sep 05, 2002]

Tell that bird Trevor to shut his pie hole about riding on Tam.
You need to figure it out.

Customer Service

See above

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ralph tossoff   [Apr 07, 2003]

These type of MV trails are VERY short and hardly worth scouting out. They're kinda cool to discover but not really for biking. Usually, they start off asphalt - to ride down a tidey little single track for 5 mins. or less - and end up back on asphalt. These trails are better left for, uh, deer.

Customer Service

best to start at top an go down.

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2
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