OverviewLoma Alta (1,591") is a huge hill centrally located in Marin County. It is an easy walk up from north or south. The top is often windswept and the views are quite expansive. To the north is an outstanding view of Big Rock Ridge, to the south a similar view of Mt. Tamalpais, to the west all the hills of west Marin and to the east a fine view of San Pablo Bay with Mt. Diablo on the horizon. San Francisco rises to the southeast beyond Sausalito.
The southeast ridge takes a fireroad from a neighborhood trailhead out of Fairfax that breaks off up a steeper use trail that continues to the summit with views southeast expanding along the way.
The hike is just under 4 miles round trip with approximately 1,500' gain.