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San Jose, California
October 22nd 2011
Tamalpais - Circumnavigation
Mount Tamalpais State Park
Marin County
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Mount Tamalpais State Park
Tamalpais - Circumnavigation
October 22nd 2011
9:00 AM Start Time

The Place

View of Trail Through the Forest with the Sun Breaking Through

Mount Tamalpais State Park  north of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, rises majestically from the heart of Marin County.The varied topography and soils of the park support a tremendous diversity of plant life. More than 750 plant species can be found in the park. Hikers pass through open grassland, chaparral and oak-covered knolls, or descend through dense stands of Douglas-fir and California laurel into deep, fern- and redwood-filled canyons.

Path Along Side of The Mountain With Bay in Distance

Tamalpais is an appropriate Miwok Native American name meaning "bay mountain". This round-the-mountain tour passes by a host of natural features and historic points. From redwood groves to mountain meadows and breathtaking views of the bay.

View of The Bay

Where to Meet:

Turn right onto Panoramic Hwy. Go approximately 2.6 miles and just past Edgewood Ave and Mtn Home Inn turn right into the Fire Station Drive and then right again at the sign for Mount Tamalpais Watershed. Park along the watershed road or in the lot across Panoramic Hwy.

View of Richmond Bridge Across the Bay

Walking the Walk

We hike counterclockwise taking Gravity Car Grade, Double Bow Knot, Hoo-Koo-E-Koo, Wheeler, Eldridge Grade, North Side, Bernstein, Old Railroad Grade, Rock Spring, Nora, Matt Davis and Hogback Fire Road. We’ll pass Inspiration Point, Collier Spring, Rifle Camp, Potrero Meadow, Mountain Theatre and West Point Inn.

Level: 3.5 - Miles: 11 - Elevation change: 1550 ft - Host: Troy & Amy. (925) 785-2238

View Down on Lake

Directions:

Take I-280 north toward San Francisco. Continue onto Hwy 1 north (signs for 19th Ave/Golden Gate Bridge) to Hwy 101 north and across Golden Gate Bridge. Take exit 445B to Hwy 1 north toward Stinson Beach. Turn right onto Panoramic Hwy.Go approx. 2.6 miles and just past Edgewood Ave and Mtn Home Inn turn right into the Fire Station Drive and then right again at the sign for Mount Tamalpais Watershed. Park along the watershed road or in the lot across Panoramic Hwy.

Travel time from San Jose: 1 hour 30 minutes.

Trail Through Thick Forest

Know Before You Go:

Parking Free: There is also a bridge toll of $6 heading south on the Golden Gate Bridge
No Dogs Allowed
Dress appropriately for October, Layers are suggested

Path On Grass covered Slope

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