Mill Valley/Sausalito Multiuse Pathway


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Mill Valley/Sausalito Multiuse Pathway Facts

States: California
Counties: Marin
Length: 3.7 miles
Trail end points: 0.2 mile north of Vasco Ct & Underhill Rd (Mill Valley) and Harbor Dr. (Sausalito)
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6015406

Mill Valley/Sausalito Multiuse Pathway Description


The Mill Valley/Sausalito Multiuse Pathway is a 3.7-mile convenient connection between neighborhoods, schools, shopping, restaurants, and both a skate and dog park. The trail is paved with a few wooden bridges over marshlands and inlets. There is also a gravel shoulder that is used by equestrians.

About the Route

Overall, the trail gets a good mix of cyclists, walkers, joggers, and skaters, so brush up on the rules of the trail before beginning. You can also access the trail by way of the ferry in Sausalito, making it possible to connect with other opportunities in San Francisco and Marin County. 

Although the trail is rather short, it and the nearby shoreline and art galleries are all worth exploring. The best feature of the trail is its views of the bay, where it passes through a scenic wetland marsh. Trail users will be able to spot many species of birds here, including the marsh wren, brown pelican, and maybe even a raptor, if you are lucky. Be sure to enjoy the houseboats of Sausalito as the trail cruises by the harbor. Parking is available at many of the adjoining business areas and at Sycamore Avenue. The trailhead has a public restroom.


The trail connects to the Charles F. McGlashan Pathway at Coyote Creek.

Most of the Mill Valley/Sausalito Multiuse Pathway is also a component of the 300+ mile San Francisco Bay Trail, and you will see signs advertising the trail as such. 

Parking and Trail Access

The Mill Valley/Sausalito Multiuse Pathway runs between 0.2 miles north of Vasco Ct & Underhill Rd (Mill Valley) and Harbor Dr. (Sausalito).

Parking is available at:

  • 180 Camino Alto (Mill Valley)
  • 448 Sycamore Ave (Mill Valley)

Parking is available at the Mill Valley Community Center (180 Camino Alto) and at Bayfront Park (499 Sycamore Ave).

See TrailLink map for all parking options and detailed directions.

Mill Valley/Sausalito Multiuse Pathway Reviews

inline skating--road bit coarse

The section we tried wasn't fine enough for our preference.

Nice views, quality trail but really loud!

Very loud from the freeway next door and fast traffic from speeding cyclists, not the best for small kids.

tidal wetlands

This trail provides the only bicycle and pedestrian connection between Sausalito and the rest of Marin County. So this trail gets lots of cyclists of all speeds.
The trail passes through some tidal mudflats and wetlands. Lots of birding opportunities. Continuing North the trail passes through parks of Mill Valley.
The trail deadends north of Vasco Ct; If you are continuing to Corte Madera, there are two routes over the hill. The easiest route is Horsehill trail along the west side of US 101. Follow the signs to Lomita Dr east. The more difficult route is Camino Alto. This route seems to be more popular with speed cyclists even though it is a higher pass, on a narrow road with no shoulders. I suggest printing a detailed map of this part of the city so you get to Camino Alto without backtracking.

Short and Hot

This is a very popular trail with pedestrians. The pavement is a bit rough and it is wide out in the open, so would be hot on a sunny day in the summer. I was happy to do this trail, but wouldn't go out of my way to do it again.

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