Mt. Tam from Stinson Beach and done with NorCal Six-Pack!

Peak Summited2019 Mount Tamalpais
Type of HikeDay hike
TrailheadStinson Beach - Panoramic Highway - Dipsea Trail
EncounteredWildflowers blooming
Road ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehicles
Bug StatusBugs were not too bad
Snow ConditionsSnow free
Trail ConditionsTrail in good condition

Excellent hike, might be the most complete experience on the six-pack list.  I did a double dipsea earlier in the season and a single dipsea last year so familiar with the area and trails a little bit.  Steep Ravine trail was my favorite, I almost kept following the dipsea trail out of habit and had to turn around and come back to stay on route.  I was excited about this one because it began and ended in Stinson Beach so you can grab a meal after/celebrate a little bit.

It was my first time on top of Mt. Tam and it did not disappoint.  I liked how the trail up to the summit seemed to dead-end at the rocks.  Figured out that a climb up the granite was the way up, just in time to interrupt somebody's family photo.  I must have missed something.

For me, finishing the Stinson Beach to Mt. Tam hike was also finishing the NorCal Six-Pack of Peaks challenge.  It's been great to have a road map and information source for these hikes, I had great experiences at every single one.  I think it would be cool if there was a little more interaction on here between hikers but I get that most people have their groups set up already.

When's the party?!?!?!?

I may do SoCal and/or Colorado as work may be taking me to Colorado Springs for Aug-Sep-Nov.


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  1. Congratulations on finishing the challenge! Great photos! My brother and I are doing Mt. Tam. this weekend, it will be our third peak checked off the list. I appreciate your notes and review. 🙂

  2. Hi Jenni! Good luck to you and your brother, great idea to do Mt. Tam. I like your spirit, you’ll have a blast!