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Redwoods and Views and Ocean, oh my!

This year we made some route modifications by adding a bit of flare and were rewarded for traveling the path less taken.  Parked at White…

Mt Tam for Six

Started and finished at Stinson Beach for peak number six. Brought my friend Harris, who runs many of the trails in Mt Tam and in…

First one down – Mt. Tam

Lovely day! Climbed 2226 feet all together by adding the Zig Zag trail. The view from the top was beautiful with the fog coming in…

Mt. Tam…Gorgeous!!

Great and highly recommended hike! I would rate this as hard, not moderate. It is somewhere around 17-18 miles. The first part was crazy gorgeous.…

Night adventure on the mountain

Started late from Stinson. Got to East Peak at sunset. Long, dark, rainy hike back down Matt Davis to find my car locked in at…

Immigrant’s walk.

most fun among them. Do this last as to end the challenge with a bang. Preferably hike on summer for better condition and view on…

Mt Tam masked

Going on a weekend was busier than I’d hoped so hiked a lot of the way in a mask!

FINAL PEAK!

Beautiful day for a hike! Air was crisp and clear after yesterday’s rain. Steep ravine had some slick roots but wasn’t a problem. The view…

Mt Tam!

Great hike! Cold and clear. Not many people. Most wearing face masks.

Tam

Great day

Mt Tamalpais

#5 done! Beautiful day with my beautiful friend and no broken bones this year!  Hardly anyone on the trail!

Mount Tamalpais

Loved this trail! Lots of views in different places.

Mount Tamalpais

Enjoyed a hike to the summit on this gorgeous day. The weather was perfect and it was so great to do it with our family…

Mt. Tam on a picture-perfect day!

My friend Monica and I started our drive up from San Jose around 8:45am and got to the parking area around 10:30am. The lot was…

Mt Tam – Sunrise hike

Fun hike with my buddies Andy and Mike.  Big thank you! This was a fun hiking year.

Beautiful

It was a beautiful day on Monday Not too  hot or cold but sun was out, Trail has Little Rock’s, but very small, and I…

Beautiful 😀

I hiked on my own,  when I started on fire road, was a good place to start, there is a restroom, and there is a…

The challenging Mount Tamalpais hike

Mount Tamalpais was a challenging but beautiful hike and a great workout.  I really enjoyed how the trail varied from rolling hills, to lush creaks,…

Beautiful views

Beautiful hike!  Great views, well maintained trail.  We started at 6a, so the trail had light traffic early.  Later in the day it was busy.

Mt. Tam

15.0 miles, 2829 ft of climbing, 5hrs 38 mins. This was a fairly easy hike. There were quite a few people (walkers and bikers) the…

Mt Tam

Start early to avoid the crowds and the heat.

Mt Tam – Very Early

Very early AM start. In the dark. Saw a coyote! Hiked most, ran some. About 4 hours for the whole trail.

Elusive Summit

Wildfire smoke to the east, heavy fog to the west made us bail on the suggested hike. We chose the Cataract falls hike to escape…

Mt Tamaulipas thru the smoke

This was the second time I have summited this Peak and both times there were major fires in the Bay Area. There were few people…

Stinson to Mt. Tam

It was a challenging but beautiful hike. The trail terrain and weather conditions changed during the hiking, making it more exciting.

Stinson Beach-Mt Tamalpais Peak

We started in the morning with morning fog. First few miles of the hike was under fog so we didn’t get to see too much.…

The Mt. Tam Wild Ride

Lots of varied topography… Starts out as if you are in Hawaii…then goes to a desert type of feel then a Sierra look. It truly…

Number 2 of 6

Long hike in the heat. After summiting Tamalpais, I relaxed at Stinson beach with Baby Yoda for a sunset.

Bay Area 360 degree views

We were lucky to hike that day, as the fires just were starting in the area. We did catch rain and thunder on the way…

Steamy heat on Tam

Unbeknownst to me, on Friday August 14th the Bay Area heat wave was to begin. Although I started off early enough, it became extremely hot…

Hike Above The Clouds

2nd Peak to hike in the challenge. Parked my car at Mountain Home Inn and hiked Hogback Fire Road to Old Railroad Grade Fire Toad…

Mt. Tamalpais (3 of 6)

HIKE 3 of 6 is complete; halfway done with the challenge! Cousins Natalie and Daniel joined me this time for some much needed nature adventures.…

Mt.Tamalpais

About 80°, a lot of the trail was shaded, nice views!

Bon Tempe lake

trail were great. Dirt trails. Weather was on the warm side. Felt really great. The lake looked small, but it was about 3 miles around…

Mt Tam on a Glorious Day

Great weather for a hike. Followed the posted recommendations to the letter, and they were perfect. Had some heat on the upper exposed fire road,…

Above the Clouds on Mount Tam

The weather was perfect with a very nice breeze coming in throughout the hike.  Not a lot of people on the trails, but those that…

Mt. Tamalpais

Beautiful hike with lots of covered green foliage. Loved the water falls.

Matt Davis – Incline Enthusiast

Matt Davis must have been an incline enthusiast. The last mile was fairly tough, with quite a few steps and elevation gain of almost 1000…

The Varying Worlds of Tamalpais

This hike is outstanding. It was a breath of fresh air, especially considering my hike at Rose Peak yesterday. I began the hike around 7…

First Peak

Cool and wet at the beach and then hot and dry up the mountain. Layer.

Mt. Tamalpais

Great hike, the blanket of fog is breathtaking at the peak as well as on the way. Love watching my body build up endurance for…

Back at It: Mount Tamalpais

15.18 miles (took a wrong turn on the way back). 3:34:06 (Moving Time) Temps ranged from low 60s to mid 70s. Views were spectacular, especially…

Last Peak Double Header – Mt Tam

Super hot day, trail was crazy busy. Definitely dragging after doing St Helena same day. Easy to take wrong turns, not the best marked trail.

Mt Tam

Beautiful weather as we started at 6:30am, it was getting warm as we were heading back. Lots of lizzards . Overall great hike

Stinson Beach to Mt Tam

The first 4 miles of the hike are some of the most beautiful scenery I’ve ever seen.  The trail is very well maintained.  I started…

From Beach to Peak…

Gorgeous climb through numerous ecosystems, as one AllTrails person put it. So fun to get back and soak our toes in the cool ocean waters.…

Mt Tam!

Great hike, amazing views! Ended the hike with a little walk on the beach.

Mt Tamalpais

Phoenix Lake to Eldridge Grade to the parking lot at the top, then the short climb to the fire tower. Eldredge Grade is rocky with…

Mt Tam

Best hike so far. Loved that the scenery changed so much: Coming from lush greens in the woods to golden meadows and bare rocks. Hiked…

Mt Tam in the Time of COVID

Hiked with my daughter, who I hadn’t seen since shelter in place began.  This is the farthest I’ve been from home since I did Mt.…

Mt Tamalpais

I signed up for the challenge with 3 of my Girl Scout backpacking leader friends. Two of us were lucky to have done our 3rd…

Just a walk in the park

The hike started in a typical San Francisco fashion, fog was all around and we could see it rolling in the sky.  That also helped…

Mt. Tamalpais 2020

Overall gorgeous hike!  Due to lot closures and overcrowding (with suboptimal social distancing) I opted to break up this hike. Came back and had better…

Quietly exploring Mt. Tam

This was an amazing hike! We saw very few people, the whole time we were out there, the terrain was challenging, and ever changing, and…

Mt Tamalpais from Stinson Beach

First time up Mt Tam from Stinson Beach. (At the time, the Mt Tam roads & parking lots were all closed, so a route from…

Incredible views of San Francisco!

I could not have asked for better views! It was a great day for hiking and photography! Highs around 60F, plus very clear air and…

Mount Tam

17 miles, 28k steps and only 3 other hikers. Some trail runners and a few mountain bikers.

Tam

Quite hot, trail conditions were good.  Good amount of people at East Peak.

Tam

Perfect weather in early March. Lots of super rocky areas. Amazing views at the top.

Mt Tam amble

A little chilly so we didn’t linger – also a little cloudy but altogether another great hike. Kent trail going down still killer on my…

#3 Mount Tamalpais Again

I must be super lucky. No wind, no rain, perfect weather. View was a bit smoggy due to an inversion 🙁  Great company. Got to…

Mt Tam

Beautiful hike with no fog or rain. Sunny day

Mount that Tam!

It was such a beautiful day for the hike.  I had not hiked to the top Tam ever, but i have been on various parts…

No Fuss Mount Tamalpais

At nearly fifteen miles and over 2,700 feet of elevation gain, this trail seemed a bit daunting. The Steep Ravine trail, while technical at times,…

Above the fog at Mt Tamalpais

Great hike – some rocky bits and some steep parts especially near the top. There are several stone staircases as part of Fern Creek Trail.

Mount Tam

Started our day at 8:30 a.m. Stinson Beach on Dipsea Trail. Hiked up to Pantol to West Peak  up Old Stage Road to East Peak.…

Mount Tamalpais

Trail good condition, beautiful weather and good company.🙏🏼

Sea to Summit

Blustery day on the mountain but it made for clear skies and amazing views of the bay area

Stinson to Mt Tam Peak

Clear but windy conditions for an awe inspiring journey from ocean to bird’s eye view of the entire Bay Area.

Mount Tam

Beautiful hike today. Very crowded Matt Davis Trail,

Last peak!

Warm sunny day. Beautiful hike with some hazy views of the city

Tam, sans Karl

At the start of a new month, the trails from Stinson Beach to East Peak were bursting with energy of hikers, runners, and mountain bikers.…

Mt Tam Travails!

I’m convinced this will be the most beautiful of the Nor Cal 6-Pack of Peaks–lush green mosses, redwood trees, waterfalls–even a ladder to climb. We…

#3 Mount Tamalpais

Used AllTrails: Stinson Beach to Mount Tamalpais via Matt Davis and Steep Ravin. 17 miles, +/-  3,717 ft elevation. Another perfect day. Lots of water…

Sand and Fog

In my happy place. Started from Stinson Beach to the Summit with the first half of the trails to myself. I love this weather, rolling…

Mt. Tam!

My husband and I hit the trail before 8am, and it was such a beautiful morning! Cool and crisp with a gorgeous sunrise.  The trail…

Beautiful Tamalpais

Beautiful hike up the steep ravine.  Clear skies at the summit. 6 peaks bagged !

Mt Tam New Years

Got a morning start along the Dipsea Trail up to aptly named Steep Ravine Trail. Really enjoyed the waterfalls along the way. Saw a few…

Mt. Tam

Today was a great hike day for Mt. Tam.  There was a little bit of everything: sun, overcast, fog, lush green, and fall colors. Overall…

Turkey Burn Tam

Started at 8:30am, made it to Pantoll by 10am.  This was the hardest part of the hike but also the most beautiful!  All the ferns,…

Steeped in it…Sea to summit

Stretch it out and leave some in the tank for the descent…emerge from the bath of trees to be rewarded with beautiful views.

Tam from Mill Valley

Parked near Mill Valley center, walked up Summit Ave to Temelpa Trailhead, Temelpa to the east peak.  Fun trail that goes rather directly up to…

Mt Tam gives me all the feels

Mount Tamalpais is definitely one of the most beautiful hikes of all the six pack and maybe in the Bay Area.  It just has so…

Stinson to Tam

Beautiful. Long but its nice how often terrain changes.

Mt. Tam…4 down, 2 to go

What a wonderful train run/hike. I was feeling like I might not get this challenge done, but when I saw the Mt. Tam Trail Run…I…

Mystical Terran

Feeling stronger as the list gets smaller. I think this is my favorite one of all on the list so far. You get sand, fog,…

Take the Stairs to Tam

Beautiful hike with varying terrain and views— ocean, redwood trees, streams…just gorgeous! The day was perfect; we had to postpone this hike due to the…

Best weather ever at Mt Tam!

Been quite a few years since I hiked at/near Mt Tam, and as always I loved it. Weather was wonderful. Make sure you take the…

Golden Hour Run on Mt Tam

I’ve hiked up Mt Tam several times this year – all the way from Stinson Beach or from Mill Valley. But I chose to log…

Wildlife abounds!

One of the best Bay Area hikes! Coastal drive, sunrise fog, views of SF, magestic redwoods, stops with bathrooms and water, pristine trails, and plenty…

Panoramic Summit in Mill Valley

Spectacular panoramic views from the East Peak Summit today. Gotta love fall in the Bay Area aka the summer that won’t quit.

Mt Tam Solo

Had to do this one solo without my buddies, since i missed the date!  Was a gorgeous day, spectacualr views from the top!  Loved the…

Mt. Tam on the best day EVER!

We picked the most epic day ever to do this hike! It was sunny and clear, mid 70’s, slight breeze. We could see the Oakland…

Best of NorCal #MtTamalpais

Beautiful trail. No bugs. Great mesmerizing views which run through from beach and woods to rolling greens. Weather was fantastic. Loved it. #peak3 of NorCal

Dances with the Coyotes

A hot day during Labor Day Weekend. I never drank so much water in my life, luckily, plenty of drinking fountains to replenish my nalgene…

Mysterious Foggy Climb

It was a nice preview for those interested in running Double Dipsea in June; amazing views above the fog cover in the valleys.  Incredible views…

Mount Tamalpais Fog

Not much to see; fog never really cleared. Lots of bikes. Not my favorite 6-pack hike.

Outrageous View from Mt Tam

We had a perfect weather day – not too hot. LOVED, LOVED, LOVED the views from the top and finishing at the ocean. Rewarded ourselves…

Lady by the Bay

What a gorgeous day! And what stunning views! Amazing. Long hike, but we had mild weather and plenty of shade for the beginning and end.…

Sunday Morning Mt Tam

We followed the guide from Stinson Beach to East Peak, started around 7:40am and got to East Peak by 10:15. It was very foggy in…

Tam

Beautiful everything – trails, landscape, weather.  Couldn’t ask for a better day!

Where’s The Beach?

This was a long day…The Steep Ravine Trail is a most beautiful and serene trail.  Beautiful trees, lush and quiet setting.  Highlight was climbing the…