As much as the Bay Area needed precipitation, with heavy rains come downed trees and hillsides that just can't hold up. Bolinas-Fairfax Road on Mount Tamalpais was hard-hit by mudslides and is currently expected to be closed for 'week's, according to the Marin County Sheriff. The closure is between Meadow Club in Fairfax and Ridgecrest Road.
Ample time is needed for road crews and civil engineers to assess the damage and evaluate necessary repairs.
One of the most scenic drives in the Bay Area, Bolinas-Fairfax Road is a favorite among Sunday drivers who wish to enjoy its redwood forests, foothills and ocean vistas as well as the thrill of those amazing hairpin turns! Also a favorite among cyclists thanks to its varied terrain and minimal traffic, Bolinas-Fairfax Road offers great, heart-pumping climbs, with one of the most popular routes descending to Alpine Lake.
This beautiful back road road is often featured in automobile commercials and scenic calendars.