Map 24 — Corte Madera, Tiburon & Strawberry
Heading south down the Tiburon Peninsula on Paradise Drive is a beautiful section of road with great views and low traffic volumes. Be aware, however, that no path, bike lanes or sidewalks exist on Paradise Drive.
While the Paradise Loop is a spectacular local favorite among cyclists, it is not recommended for pedestrians or families cycling with young children. Paradise Beach Park (fee) is an ideal location for picnicking, fishing off the pier or just plain relaxing.
Paradise Drive culminates in downtown Tiburon. The Angel Island and San Francisco ferries* dock at separate piers off Main Street. From downtown Tiburon, head northwest on bike lanes or sidewalks along Tiburon Blvd. or adjacent streets until you reach Mar West Street near the Tiburon Town Hall, and look for the entrance to the multi-use path on the left.
Situated on an old railroad alignment, this is some of the most spectacular Bay Trail in the nine-county Bay Area system. From Mar West Street, the multi-use path extends approximately 3 miles, ending at Blackie’s Pasture. Be sure to visit the statue of Blackie the horse – Tiburon’s most famous resident.
Where the trail ends in Blackie’s Pasture, experienced cyclists and adventurous pedestrians should look for the bicycle/pedestrian cut-through on the northwest side of the parking lot.
Take Greenwood Beach Road and Greenwood Cove Road parallel to Tiburon Boulevard. Just before Greenwood Cove Road intersects Tiburon Boulevard, across from the gas station, there is an older, narrow walking path that winds pleasantly along the shoreline.
Cross a small bridge and head up Harbor Cove Road to Strawberry Drive. Note that from the end of the path at Blackie’s Pasture to Strawberry Point there are no formal bike paths or lanes, and sometimes no sidewalks.
To find a hidden gem of shoreline spur trail at Strawberry Point, take Harbor Point Drive off of Strawberry Drive through an apartment complex. The adventurous will be richly rewarded.
*Side Trip: Grab your bike or your boots, a picnic lunch and board the ferry to Angel Island.
Circumnavigate the island on a combination of paved and hard-pack dirt roads and trails. You can also take the ferry to San Francisco and ride the Bay Trail from Pier 41 or the Ferry Building, across the Golden Gate Bridge and back into Tiburon.
Tiburon Bay Trail
Some of the most beautiful shoreline Bay Trail in the regional nine-county system, this 2.5-mile (each way) paved path begins at Blackie’s Pasture and ends downtown where you can hop a ferry to San Francisco or to Angel Island.
Paradise Beach Park (Tiburon)
This bayside gem is truly gorgeous with its mature landscaping, colorful poplar trees, wildflowers, rolling grassy hillsides above the San Francisco Bay, and a grove of tall redwoods. Facilities include family and group picnic sites along the bay, numerous lawn areas, a horseshoe court, a narrow beach, a long fishing pier and more.
Angel Island State Park (Tiburon)
Arriving by boat to the largest island in San Francisco Bay is half the fun. Once on the island, enjoy spectacular views, secluded beaches, a café and cultural history attractions.