Route: Pole Mountain (CA)

Submitted by Troy Meadows on Wed, 12/30/2020 - 07:26pm
Location
California, US
Distance
25 km
Vertical Gain
3820 ft
Description

The Pole Mountain is a 25km out and back route in the gorgeous Sonoma County Headlands. It starts at the Jenner Headlands Reserve parking lot and travels the Sea to Sky Trail to the Summit of Pole Mountain; then you retrace your steps back to the parking lot. For the 50km double, turn around and do it all over again.  

Mostly on fire road with a little single track thrown in for good measure.  The Sea to Sky Trail boasts amazing views of the Sonoma County Coast, oreo cow sightings, a creek crossing, and a 3.2 mile 1900ft climb from the creek to the summit of Pole Mountain where the old fire observation tower sits. 

The Sea to Sky trail is a go-to for local trail runners looking to add views and vertical to a weekend run. 

The Double Pole Mountain Accent is a Sonoma Ultra Running right of passage for many and will likely become a highly fought over FKT for the local Community.