Mt. Wittenberg isn’t really all that much steeper than Old Pine or Meadow (coming from BVT heading to Sky Tr.) it’s not as scenic as Old Pine and there really isn’t a view. Worth it to get the peak, but Old Pine is nicer and Horse trail is more moderate of an ascent.
you get a few glimpse back East toward Olema
near the top (first signed junction) there’s an unsigned trail to the west that short cuts Z Traill and comes out at Sky and Z trail. on a clear day, the view from here would be nice
Bear Valley Trail to old Pine Trail to Sky Trail to Meadow Trail return to trailhead. I was going to do the coastal Trail but I couldn’t bear the traffic on Bear Valley. Instead I did a Middle Loop.
view from TH looking east
Bear Valley Trail. The portion I did was a wide crushed gravel road and very crowded.
After two earlier chances to escape the main BVT, I had to take another option. after a few minites of quiet, overgrown single track I found myself more at home on the Old Pine Trail.
saw a few of these lovlies along the way. anyone know the name?
beautiful mist and a few sprinkles. amazing difference 40 mins west of home.
the filtered light was amazing. the humidity was fogging up my glasses pretty good though.
the old pines
pt reyes if worth the trip even when it’s fogged in
green , almost boggy
meadow trail’s meadow. soil completly different here 1/2 mile from old pine trail.
Rewarding workday with the Sonoma Trails Council.