Friends of Tamarancho

In the interest of Community Health to combat the spread of Corona Virus, please follow proper physical distancing when using all Camp Tamarancho trails.

You must ride the loop clockwise.  Always ride in control and be safe.

Use of Tamarancho is limited to current passholders.

The Marin Council, BSA operates Camp Tamarancho high in the hills above Fairfax. We provide access to several excellent mountain biking trails on camp property in partnership with the Friends of Tamarancho volunteers.



Read the January newsletter

New Discounted

Now Available!



Gold Passes

See below:













All trails are closed when raining or if wet and slippery following seasonal storms.

Thank you for ensuring proper stewardship of these trails by adhering to these rules for the benefit of all riders.

2020 (through 12/31/20)

Annual Individual Pass = $25

Annual Family Pass = $45
Individual Day Pass = $5

2020-21 (through 12/31/21)

Individual GOLD Pass = $65

Family GOLD Pass = $95

Your donation is tax deductible.

There are many ways to enjoy this program. By clicking one of these links, you can pay for your pass online OR you can download the application to mail in to the Marin Council office (see link below):

  • 2020 pass—now until Dec. 31, 2020, access as an Individual
  • 2020 pass—Now until Dec. 31, 2020, access as a Family,
  • 2020-21 GOLD pass—now until Dec. 31, 2021, access as an Individual
  • 2020-21 GOLD pass—now until Dec. 31, 2021, access as a Family
  • One-Day Pass
    Children under 16 do not need passes.
Details and conditions are in the FOT application form. Please download the form, read it, sign, and retain a copy. Your submission of payment online with your credit card indicates your acceptance of the terms and conditions therein. Tamarancho rules. When you sign up, you receive email newsletters from time to time with updates about Tamarancho as well as other trail news around Marin.
Also print and read this helpful map of the area - note the parking information in particular.

No parking is permitted anywhere on Iron Springs Road at any time.

If you have questions, please email or contact the BSA Service Office.

  • Pass must always be visible while riding
  • Don't ride in the rain
    or when trails are wet
  • Ride in control
  • No dogs

Please Note:
Possession of a Tamarancho pass does not entitle the bearer to drive or park anywhere on Iron Springs Road. Parking is allowed in legal spaces in Fairfax, and cyclists must ride to the trailhead.






We wish you safe and enjoyable riding on the scenic trails at Camp Tamarancho!

Wildlife Awareness and Mountain-Biker Safety at Camp Tamarancho:

Coyotes         Mountain Lions 

Rattlesnakes         Ticks





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San Rafael, CA 94901
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