One side shows the marin headlands, mount tamalpais, and muir woods, with an inset of china camp state park. Climbing in mount tamalpais, san francisco bay area. Its a long one we hiked it as a loop totaling over 16 miles round trip. Stop at the restroom as you pass this is the only bathroom along the trail. The trail begins at the end of fern canyon road, with ample street parking near the trailhead. The mount tamalpais scenic railway, com pleted in 1896, carried visitors. Watch for posted information about trails use, as regulations for bicycles, dogs, and horses vary by jurisdiction. Click here to download a printable trail map of the favorite runs below click here for the official mount tamalpais state park website. A camping brochure is available at the visitor center and online. For all the times ive visited the bay area, i had never before been to mt.
Stay on the fern creek trail until you get to the mount tamalpais summit parking lot. Better trail maps are available from tom harrison maps and national geographic. Mt tamalpais watershed trail map sky oaks rd fairfax ca. Trail map from redwood hikes shows all tam trails highly recommended. It is also the high point of marin county, california. Tamalpais and the marin headlands, map from pease press order from pease. In the 1970s, mountain biking pioneers such as gary fisher, otis guy, charlie kelly and joe breeze were active. Mount our mission tamalpais t california state parks. Mountain bike trails near mount tamalpais state park. Jun 04, 2016 the title has been subtly changed from tamalpais trails to mount tamalpais trails. The interactive map below allows you to explore multiple aspects of the mst the route across the state, terrain, and satellite imagery. Mountain theater fire trailold mine trailold stage roadeasy. The trail map in the brochure is not detailed enough for exploring.
Tam, to relish the spectacular views and hike its trails. Topographic trail map of mt tamalpais state park in marin county, california. Drones are prohibited at mount tamalpais state park per superintendents order mushrooms collecting is not allowed at mount tamalpais state park. Mount tamalpais topo map in marin county, california. Get directions and download a detailed pdf map here. Mount tamalpais state park map mt tamalpais state park. The trails to the east of the summit are primarily fire roads that were the birthplace of mountain biking. Strong hikers will complete the route in less time. Mount tamalpais state park mill valley 2020 all you. Mount tamalpais state park mill valley 2020 all you need. With miles of mapped trails including portions of the bay area ridge and california coastal trails, this map can guide you off the beaten path and back again in some of the most breathtaking scenery in the region.
This hike starts out at stinson beach and climbs the steep ravine trail up to east peak, heads over to the west peak, then. Mount tamalpais state park 801 panoramic hwy mill valley. Mount tamalpais is one of the tallest mountains in the san francisco area, and it provides fantastic opportunities to view the surrounding region from above. Mount tamalpais state park is just one of the huge variety of mountain biking spots that. Glorious panoramas of the pacii c coastline and san francisco bay were attracting walkers to the mountaintop well before mt. Best camping in and near mount tamalpais state park. Mount tamalpais from muir woods running trail, tamalpais. Spitz, who has spent more than forty years uncovering mt. Mt tamalpais via the steep ravine trail norcal hiker. Dipsea trail from mill valley trailhead ferme california alltrails.
Best trails in mount tamalpais state park california. National trail map for biking, walking, hiking traillink. Secluded amongst the trees on the upper south slope of mt. In more recent years, the mount tamalpais state park has grown to 6,300 acres. Barry spitzs tamalpais trails order this book from, a book with a pullout map of tam, is a great guide.
Trail map from mmwd pdf download the park map pdf from csps website. Marin headlands on saturdays, sundays, and most holidays. Many trails to and from muir woods connect with mount tamalpais state park trails. Follow this trail to the troop 80 spur trail on your right. Tamalpais is a great place to teach someone how to climb, set up a top rope, or a great place for a first trad lead. Some trails or park services may be closed so check with local authorities.
Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Click here to download detailed highresolution pdf. Because the nearest station and this geographic feature. This map covers all of marin countys parks except for the point reyes and novato areas. Mount tamalpais ccc heritage adventure ca state parks. There are 52 moderate trails in mount tamalpais watershed ranging from 1. Best trails in mount tamalpais watershed california alltrails. Trails were developed around mount tamalpais after the gold rush around 1848. Trail running has a long and storied history on the slopes of mt. Mount tamalpais summit loop mountain bike trail, mill. Enjoy hikings, accessible trails, wildlife viewing, and spectacular vistas from a. You may encounter construction equipment, maintenance vehicles or other heavy machinery at any time. You will arrive at the junction with the troop 80 trail where you will turn left across a railed bridge. Our state parks offer diverse and varied natural landscapes, familyfriendly recreational activities, affordable and varied lodging accommodations, volunteer opportunities and hundreds of interpretive programs and events.
Tamalpais is worth a visit, even for a short little hike like this. The park is loaded with more than 50 miles of hiking and bicycling trails that connect. Park in the overflow lot and follow the signs at the northwest corner to muir woods. Mount tamalpais trail map, mount tamalpais state park map. Hookooekoo and old railroad grade loop trail, located near mill valley, california is a 7. Trail map from mmwd pdf barry spitzs tamalpais trails order this book from, a book with a pullout map of tam, is a great guide. More than 200 miles of trails lie within the one tam management area and many of. Edit this map mount tamalpais state park map near mt tamalpais state park, california. It stood over 2,600 feet 792 m before the summit was flattened for the radar dome construction. The mountain is a eastwest trending ridge rising dramatically over the surrounding cities and hills, about 10 miles as crow flies north of san francisco.
The trail map below is a jpeg of the actual maps from our books and map sets. Below are weather averages from 1971 to 2000 according to data gathered from the nearest official weather station. Mount tamalpais state park after being closed for 40 years, the bootjack campground was recently renovated and reopened for premiere mount tamalpais camping. Tamalpais, muir woods, and marin headlands was first published in 1983 by berkeley author jerry olmsted. National geographic is allowing everyone to easily download any usgs 7. Discover tennessees natural, cultural and historic heritage. Because there are so many trails on mt tamalpais, we strongly recommend you bring a map with you. Tam, and you should expect a challengingand rewardingtrip to the top. Mount tamalpais state park california state parks ca. You may purchase maps at the kiosk at pantoll ranger station or the east peak visitor center. In 1928 william kent, an ardent marin county conservationist, and his wife donated 200 acres of land in steep ravine to help create mount tamalpais state park. Tam and the surrounding areas in marin county, california are recognized as the birthplace of modern mountain biking. The steepness of the first mile will push you to your limits before you reach the first of three peaks.
Purchase them from the trailstompers store click here for driving directions to stinson beach state. The views are unique, and its easy to string together a series of microadventures into a fullday itinerary. Orange county pdf mount tamalpais mountain biking map. Coho will begin and end their lives in redwood creek, while steelhead will venture out to sea and return each year to spawn.
This trail takes you from the picturesque town of mill valley to stinson beach, it can also be hiked from either direction, but most. Following a redwoodshaded creek, keep left as a couple fire roads branch to the right. Mount tamalpais state park is just one of the huge variety of mountain biking spots that the bay area has to offer. Mount tamalpais summit loop mountain bike trail maps. Tamelpa trail is a hiking, trail running, walking adventure located in or near mount tamalpais watershed, ca. The trail map below is a jpeg of the actual maps from our books and mapsets. Mount tamalpais is the highest peak in the marin hills, which are part of the northern california coast ranges. Welcome to the top of the world mount tamalpais summit. While fog is a defining aspect of the ecosystem, on clearer days hikers can see the farallon islands, the san francisco bay, the cities of the east bay, and even as far as mount diablo. The park was later enlarged through the efforts of a number of hiking clubs led by the tamalpais conservation club. The climbing primarily faces east, and offers incredible views of the rest of the bay area. Trails of mount tamalpais, muir woods, and marin headlands. Tamalpais railway line, this rustic inn offers panoramic views of the east bay, san francisco, the marin headlands, and one tower of the golden gate bridge.
The mountain is eternal, but trails change, and in his new book, mount tamalpais trails, barry spitz updates and expands the roster. Download the national trails system pdf map 2010 screenviewable file 3. As an alternative, trail runners can follow the bolinas ridge trail in golden gate national recreation area into mt. Weve also added icons to help you find trail segments and mileage, parking, and trail alerts, as well as photos taken along the trail route.
As part of the rei coop family, were dedicated to making websites and mobile apps that help outdoor enthusiasts connect, share information and get out into the places they love to play. Tams secrets, shares his encyclopedic knowledge of the mountains complex network. This hike climbs from stinson beach to the east peak of mt tamalpais. Mount tamalpais, point reyes national geographic trails. Mount tamalpais, considered by many to be the birthplace of mountain biking, boasts a long and colorful fattire history. Mount tamalpais is the most popular outdoors playground in san francisco bay area. Mount tamalpais state park and watershed is a trail running and hiking paradise, with over 100 miles of trails and fire roads, ranging from sea level to over 2,500 at the summit of mount tam. Protrails redwood creek trail, mt tamalpais state park. These are the same topographic maps that were published by the u. With a diversity of ecosystems ranging from hill covered grasslands to fogladen redwoods, the park leaves little to be desired when it comes to natural. Tamalpais watershed trail map near sky oaks rd, fairfax, ca. Go up this spur trail where it joins the bootjack trail for a short steep climb to the parking area.
Geological survey for decades, with nice additional features from our muchloved, but discontinued topo. Jun, 2011 after paying the toll, the summit of mount tamalpais is almost within reach. Mar 18, 2016 trail running has a long and storied history on the slopes of mt. For more than century, bay area walkers and visitors from around the world have enjoyed rambling the slopes of mount tamalpais. Mount tamalpais trail runs trailstompers guide to sf bay. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible yearround. Does this attraction provide visitors with a taste. Built in 1904 as a stopover and restaurant on the mill valleymt.
It is also a favorite for photographers at the end of the summer as it is where you can get those fantastic views of the fog rolling in from above. In the mid70s such now venerable names as joe breeze and gary fisher were pushing the limits of their specially rigged bikes down trails such as the infamous repack technically a bit north of mount tam. Mt tam maps and directions friends of mt tam tamalpais. Mount tamalpais ccc heritage adventure printable tour map pdf, 2. Please note portions of trails may be closed or rerouted throughout the summer due to the snowmaking enhancement project. The park was later enlarged through the efforts of several hiking clubs, led by the tamalpais conservation club. Marin county open space, marin municipal water district, san francisco hiking maps, san francisco hikes, backpacking point reyes. Tamalpais from pantoll the following directions are minimal and should not be attempted without a map unless you are familiar with the trails. With its golden grasslands, iconic oak woodlands, stands of redwood forest, chaparral, and views of the golden gate bridge, mount tamalpais state park captures the heart of marin county. It is a steady climb to the 2,571foothigh east peak the highest point on mt. In the mid70s such now venerable names as joe breeze and gary fisher were pushing the limits of their specially rigged bikes down trails such as the infamous repack technically a.
With more than 60 miles of trails in mount tamalpais state park, choosing one can be a workout in itself. The nearest weather station for both precipitation and temperature measurements is kentfi which is approximately 2 miles away and has an elevation of 128 feet 2,9 feet lower than mount tamalpais. Trails were developed, and a wagon road was built to the top of the mountain in 1884. More than 200 miles of trails lie within the one tam area and many of these trails cross federal, state and local agency boundaries. Is this attraction a good place to visit on a honeymoon. The print map features a detailed inset of mount tamalpais. The clearly marked trails include mileages between intersections. Like the scenic railway that preceded it, the old railroad grade is anything but typical.
Bootjack sits in an awesome location, right at the junction of the matt davis and bootjack trails. All natural and cultural park resources rocks, flowers, wood, animals are protected by law and must not be disturbed or removed dogs are carriers of lethal deseases for wildlife. Mount tamalpais summit loop mountain bike trail, mill valley. Tamalpais, in marin county is the historic west point inn. Over the years, millions have flocked to the mountain, affectionately called mount. Start checking them out and youll be out on the trail in no time. Rising above the marin headlands, mount tam boasts over 50 miles of hiking trails, campgrounds, and marins highest point, east peak, at 2,571 feet. Oct 21, 2011 the print map features a detailed inset of mount tamalpais. Mount tamalpais east peak trail is a hiking, mountain biking adventure located in or near mill valley, ca. We reached the top via the steep ravine trail, matt davis trail and old railroad grade road. The elevation at the west peak, where a radar dome currently stands, is between 2,560 feet 780 m and 2,580 feet 786 m. Back then, most hiking maps were handdrawn, singlecolor maps with cardstock covers, but olmsted and cartographer kristen bergstrom mapped mt.
Established in 1963, mount tamalpais state park is one of the bay areas open space treasures. Welcome to california state parks at mount tamalpais. Mount tamalpais state park hookooekoo and old railroad. I want to believe thats because the new version was disappointing to mr. In the late 19 th century, visitors were taken to the summit on a small railway, which, due to its circular course up the mountain, became known as the crookedest railroad in the world.257 923 788 268 187 1484 575 102 64 1430 852 1501 693 870 464 1052 1133 893 697 540 1174 1314 62 983 303 663 1363 1021 1047 768 920 62 1485 512 647