San Jose, California
Mt. Tamalpais State Park rises majestically from the heart of Marin County. The deep canyons are filled with solemn redwoods groves and high peaks.
Level: 4.5 Difficult Miles: 11.5 Elevation: 2000'
Host: Mitchel B..
This is an 11 miles semi loop. We will hike from the Pantoll Ranger Station to the Fire Lookout Ranger Station. The meeting will take place at one of two places depending on the number of people in attendance. The lookout sits on top of the East Peak. This is the highest peak in the park. From here you’ll see its sweeping hillsides, the surrounding San Francisco Bay area, and the Pacific Ocean.
From San Jose: The Park is located North of San Francisco's Golden Gate. From Highway 101 take Highway 1 to the Stinson Beach exit and follow the Mt. Tamalpais State Park signs. It’s pretty well-marked, but the road makes some shape twists and turns. Keep you’re your eyes open, because at the fork in the road you’ll go left into the Pantoll Ranger Station, 3801 Panoramic Hwy, Mill Valley, CA 94941. You can call the Ranger Station at 415-388-2070.
Know Before You Go:
Allow 2 hours from San Jose, depending on traffic. There’s no entrance fee, but the parking fees is $8 – Dogs not allowed