Mount Tamalpais:

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About Mt. Tamalpais

Just north of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, Mount Tamalpais State Park rises majestically from the heart of Marin County. Its deep canyons and sweeping hillsides are cloaked with cool redwood forests, oak woodlands, open grasslands, and sturdy chaparral. The breathtaking panorama from Mount Tamalpais’s 2,571-foot peak includes the Farallon Islands 25 miles out to sea, the Marin County hills, San Francisco Bay, the East Bay, and Mount Diablo. On rare occasions, the snow-covered Sierra Nevada can be seen 150 miles away.

The park offers superlative hiking, picnicking, wildlife watching, and mountain and road bicycling. Up top, a visitor center provides information, snacks, and souvenirs, and a “gravity car barn” celebrates the old Mount Tamalpais Scenic Railway. Down below, the 3,750-person capacity Mountain Theater hosts outdoor plays and astronomy programs. Visitors may camp in several locations or stay in rustic view cabins at Steep Ravine and (on private property) at West Point Inn.



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 Dipsea Crossing in Lower Muir Woods section closed. Mid-winter rains washed the plan...


Event Calendar

  • Starts: Sunday June 25th, 2017 04:30 PM   |   Ends: Sunday June 25th, 2017 06:30 PM

    7 to 9-1/2 miles, over hilly, rocky terrain, up to a 2,200′ elevation gain and are quick paced.

  • Starts: Thursday June 29th, 2017 01:00 AM   |   Ends: Thursday June 29th, 2017 03:00 AM

    These congenial hikes usually finish before dark and include a short snack stop. Hikes are moderately paced, approximately 3 to 5 miles long, over uneven terrain and may have up to a 1500′ elevation gain. These hikes are NOT accessible for everyone. (See also Mt Tam hiking.)

    Please note all hikes are led by Friends of Mt Tam volunteer hike leaders. Due to traffic conditions the early evening of the hike, or a last minute illness of the hike leader, hikes can be cancelled at the last minute. Please be on time.