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…

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

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.

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 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…

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.

#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…

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,…

Mt Tam

Beautiful hike with no fog or rain. Sunny day

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.

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…

Mount Tam

Beautiful hike today. Very crowded Matt Davis Trail,

Last peak!

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

#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…

Stinson to Tam

Beautiful. Long but its nice how often terrain changes.

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…

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…

What’s an extra 4 miles?!?!

Tried to use both directions from the site and the All Trails App. The problem was there were so many different trails to follow that…

Mt Tam – #5/6

Beautiful hike with my beautiful friends.  Tried to beat the heat today. #5  down, 1 more to go 👍🏼

From sea to summit

Beautiful hike. Super hot ! Loved the steep ravine portion in the forest

“On Your Left!”

(Hiked this with my brother/Six Pack Partner @Hound-Of-Mt-Sizer, and my other brother who we may convince to join the challenge next year.) We left the…

Stinson to the top of the fog

A friend and I hiked Dipsea to Steep Ravine and back down the Matt Davis trail. It was a nice climb up with lots of…

Mt. Tam’s marine layer views

First time I have ever summited Mt. Tamalpais.  Although it was the middle of July, it was very misty.  The marine layer was really thick…

Start Early

Starting early is a must.  Trail gets paxked.  Amazing weather the entire time

A very long way to Mt Tam peak

We started early on Sunday so parking at Stinson Beach was easy. We took the Matt Davis trail on the way up. There was good…

#3 of 6

Very picturesque hike!

To Mt. Tam

VERY busy trail, but when we took a wrong turn and still saw people on the trail into the early evening it was actually quite…

Mount Tam Birthday Hike!

This hike was fantastic. Admittedly, it was the hottest day of the year so that was a little difficult at times, but the shade was…

Mt Tam from Mill Valley

Having done the hike from Stinson , I opted for the Mill Valley Route. Starting at old railroad fire road heading all the way along…

Iris Everywhere

A really enjoyable hike, until the end – but that was just my knees screaming on the endless Matt Davis trail steps. Water falls,  wildflowers…

Iris Everywhere

A really enjoyable hike, until the end – but that was just my knees screaming on the endless Matt Davis trail steps. Water falls,  wildflowers…

May the 4th be with you

LAST PEAK! Group of 4. Started at the beach at 6:45am. Hiked up, passing lots of little waterfalls, and enjoying the peaceful nature. We reached…

Sixth Peak – Mt. Tam

Another beautiful day for a hike. Started on the trail early with ocean views under the marine layer. Soon after leaving Stinson, we went up…

I think I can, I think I can, Mt. Tam

Great (tiring!) hike from Stinson Beach to Mt. Tamalpais and back, following Jeff’s route on Socal Hiker. Getting there at 7:45am, there was plenty of…

Mt Tamalpias

It was my first long hike in a while and one person in our group was on a limited time schedule so we took Old…

Mt Tam (#4)

Foggy and cool to start out. Dipsea and Steep Ravine trails were very pretty. Loved the entire wooded section alongside the creek. There was a…

Mt. Tam East Peak

Cool but beautiful hiking weather as we started up the Dipsea trail. Love the ladder in Steep Ravine. Found the Old Stage Road up to…

I left my heart on Mount Tamalpais!

One of the most beautiful hikes I’ve ever done! The Steep Ravine section on day 1 was unbelievably lush green forest, truly mind blowing beauty.…

Plop Tam!

It was really cool and I felt really happy to get to the top! It was easy. My favorite part was the ladder on the…

Mt Taaaaaaaaaayum

We were worried Sunday morning driving out of the city because it was windy and foggy, but it ended up being a perfectly clear day.…

Mt. Tammy

I’ve got my Mt. Tam and Mt. Saint Helena photos and descriptions mixed up.  Dates are correct.  I knew this would happen waiting until the…

Mt. Tam

Beautiful day on Mount Tam, could see the Farallons, Point Reyes, Montara, and great views of the city and bay. Varied landscapes were interesting, but…

Mount Tam, our 2nd Challenge

Great hike on a beautiful day! This time around no rain and actual views! Love the Steep Ravine and climbing the ladder especially 😀

Mount Tam

This was my first time climbing Mount Tam. What was supposed to be 16 miles turned into 18 miles with getting off trail a couple…

My Tam

Beautiful hike.  I went clockwise, but wish I had gone counterclockwise. Steep ravine section is beautiful, but the light was fading by the time I…

Mount Tam

Great hike with an awesome group. Trail conditions good. Not very muddy considering all the rain in the Bay area.

Rain didn’t spoil Mt. Tam

Two days, two peaks – after yesterday’s summit of Mt. Diablo. Finally got to summit Mt. Tam after running several of its trails (mostly Dipsea)…

Mt. Tam

Beautiful hike with coastal scenery.  Lush green trails and beautiful ocean waves made for the perfect day.

Mount Tam 18 miles loop

Beautiful hike in Marin. We started at Stinson Beach and then took the dipsea trail up to Pantole. Green foliage everywhere, waterfalls, blooming flowers. Went…

Mt Tamalpais, sea level to peak

Beautiful hike from the start – we touched the Pacific Ocean then proceeded to the summit. Weather was perfect, hiking camaraderie was enviable.  

Sea to Mountain 4 of 6

The hike started touching the ocean at Stinson beach and hiked to the top of Mt. Tam. The day was beautiful, clear and sunny, couldn’t…