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Mount Tamalpais

Trail was great! There were some portions that had fallen trees from the recent wind storm and other parts were muddy from the rain. It…

Mount Tamalpais

Trail was great. Loved the lookout tower! Lots of connecting trails. We stayed on the east peak side.

Saved the best for last, Mt Tam!

An absolutely perfect day to be out there! The view was spectacular. Was hoping to catch the Blue Angels in action but they stayed close…

Saved the best for last!

Such a gorgeous hike! The best of both California worlds –  start and finish the day at the beach and spend the day in hiking…

From sea to summit

Gorgeous hike- marine layer mostly obscured the ocean but otherwise great views. Especially loved steep ravine and Matt Davis trails.

Escape the bad AQI Mount Tamalpais

The first 5 mikes of this hike are in the lush forest along side a low running creek. There is plenty of shade. The terrain…

Only got lost once!

The social hiker website let me and my friend navigate this whole trip without any huge issues.  The trails were clearly marked and we were…

Mt Tam – got lost but survived

Intended to hike the 17 mile loop from Stinson Beach to East Cliff….but got lost hiking down from East Cliff after taking the suggestion of…

What was I thinking !!!!

A friend of mine and me started the hike from Stinson beach – the 17-mile loop. We reached the East peak and on our descend,…

What was I thinking !!!!

A friend of mine and me started the hike from Stinson beach – the 17-mile loop. We reached the East peak and on our descend,…

From beach to mountain peak!

From beach to mountain peak! Started out at Stinson Beach and hiked to Mt. Tam East Peak. I created my own route – with ten…

Mt. Tam and my Sarah

Amazing hike with my usual suspects.  We hike and run the trails every weekend.  Our group usually stays in the Sacramento area, but for a…

Hike the Tam 2021

Hiked up Mt. Tamalpais with the awesome #rocknroot crew to start the Northern California Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge. My daughter Sarah’s first mountain and 15…

Beautiful Mt. Tam!

I conquered my fifth peak yesterday! I hiked from Stinson Beach to the top of Mt. Tam and back. It was 17 miles roundtrip and took…

Beach to fire lookout – Tamalpais

This was a great hike.  We started just past the Dipsea trailhead due to parking and then proceeded up the Dipsea and Steep Ravine to…

ocean to sky hike

I prepared for this hike and was even selective of the people I invited due to its length and difficulty. I have done portions of…

Conquering Mt Tamalpais

I started from Stinson beach and took the Dipsea trail which eventually meets Steep ravine and then Pantoll campground. After Pantoll, I took the help…

Mt Tam

This is the longest hike in the NorCal series, so it’s definitely better to start as early as possible. We began around 7:40AM and made…

tam

hot, lots of flies on exposed areas. many birds, plenty of butterflies. views were a+.

Wham, Bam, I Hiked Mount Tam(alpais)

Cold, misty, and wet beginnings starting at the coast gradually made way for sunny, blue skies to the east atop Mount Tamalpais’ east peak! The…

Mt Tam

It was a long day but a beautiful hike!  It was foggy in the morning but it cleared out.

We conquered Mt Tam!

Started from the Dipsea trailhead near Stinson beach – did the suggested route [https://socalhiker.net/hiking-stinson-beach-to-mount-tamalpais/] up to Mt Tamalpais summit. It started out nice and shady…

Second time’s the charm

After driving out to Muir Woods trailhead to hike Mount Tamalpais two weeks ago and discovering parking reservations were required, I made parking reservations ($8.50)…

Hiking High At Mt. Tamalpais

Got an early start. Weather was sunny and warm but definitely much warmer the time we finished. Veered a little off our original route but…

The Sleeping Lady

As always, Mt Tam was worth the effort. Gorgeous views from the top!

Best for Last

This “Evil Witch” Mountain is thus far my most-climbed of the Four High-Peaks of the Bay, Mt. Diablo and Mt. Umunhum tie on the second…

Birds, butterflies and Bay Views!

Super gorgeous Hike today up Mt. Tam.  We went up and came down the same way since the trail was perfect conditions.   Not slippery…

Mt. Tam June Hike

What a gorgeous start to the hike.  You quickly go into the woods and it is stunningly beautiful.  You follow the creek and view several…

Tam time!

Really lovely 16 mile loop. I always imagined this trail to be packed but I showed up at 7:00am, found a great parking spot, and…

A hell of a hike

Our hike began early in the morning. The first wasn’t very strenuous and it was quite cool (weather wise). The most beautiful part of the…

Stairway to Tam

This 16+mile hike was a long journey with much variety between the many trails we ventured, with beautiful views of the bay and ocean. Bring…

Get your Steps in!

I have been on Mt. Tamalpais many times, doing numerous hikes over the years (as well as seeing friends in the Mountain Play- a unique…

Mt Tamalpais Summit

Matt Davis trail had a lot of poison oak.  All the others were good.   Steep Ravine was a better choice to take from dipsea other…

Mt. Tam, I’m a fan

Gorgeous but long 12 mile hike from Stinson Beach to the top of Mt Tamalpais. The first of the trail was lush and green and…

Mount Tamalpais

We had a sunny day for beautiful views.  Gorgeous wildflowers were everywhere.  We saw a deer, lots of crows and lizards.  On the descent there…

Tremendous Tam

Beautiful hike, weather was perfect, not many hikers since it was Friday. Tried a new trail this time and loved it . Hiked with my…

Mt Tam with dog

Intended to walk up Tam from Stinson Beach.  Again.  Dog said no and barricaded the door to the garage.  He is still mad about getting…

Finishing Strong on Mt Tam

This was my final hike of the 6 peaks challenge and it was a beautiful day on the mountain. On the way down a woman…

Mt Tam

Beautiful hike, beautiful weather, beautiful views, definitely recommend this hike!!

Jam on Tam

Beautiful time of the year, lots of Iris everywhere. This trail we chose had lots of shade.

Mt Tamalpais 2021 Edition

We started out with a quick trip down to the ladder, then back up to the peak. As a change, we took a route past…

Mount Tamalpais

It was a cool and misty Saturday.  Drove here from San Francisco, and saw 4 deer on the way to the trailhead.  Took the Matt…

Cool hike in a cloud

Fog all day. Fortunately summit above clouds with some nice views. Easy hike on well maintained trails/fire roads.

Mt Tamalpais – #4

Perfect day. Started out cool in the morning, shady Steep Ravine Trail to Pantoll, then easy ascent along Old Railroad Grade to the East Peak.…

Mt Tamalpais

Pantoll trailhead-Matt Davis-Hoo Koo E Koo-Hogback Rd- Railroad Gradw Fire Rd-FernCreek.

Peak 2 – Mount Tamalpais

We hiked Mt Tam on the Mountain Theater, West Point Inn and East Peak trail. Fairly easy hike and our loop was about 10.2 miles.…

Mount Tam, the Final Exam

6 of 6 complete! I arrived at the parking area at 9am on a foggy Sunday morning, and there were plenty of parking spaces in…

Tame your Tam!

Bring water! Crowded at summit! Started early and parking was 8 dollars. Would hike this during the week.

Beautiful day in Mt. Tamalpais!

Was beautiful Saturday morning.  We got at Pantoll station at 7. Was half full. We check in ourselves, paid $8 for parking and put it…

MT Tam

Gorgeous weather.  Various terrains.  Amazing views.

Mt. Tam

Best weather, hiking companions, and amazing views of The City.  Trails were diverse:  redwood forest foot path with charming bridges, sunny fire road, fern filled…

Saved the Best Last!

Got an early start on this 17 mile trail. It rained during the first few miles of the hike but the sun came out later…

Mt. Tam- An Athletic Pinnacle!

Steep Ravine, Matt Davis and Dipsea are among the most enjoyable trails I’ve ever done.  I started at 8am from Stinson Beach.  The hike is…

Sea-to-Summi of Tam

We took the long way to the amphitheater and old air force base and came down the Matt Davis Trail. One of the best hikes…

Tackled the peak

Parked at Stinson 730am no issues.  Headed up Dipsea to Steep Ravine and Pantoll.  Only encountered 3 people until Pantoll.  Parking still available at Pantoll…

Mt Tamalpais

Blessed with a perfect weather to hike Mt Tam. Able to appreciate the beauty of the Bay

Too busy Tam

The obstacles on the trail were just too many people and bikes ( on the Railroad grade portion.) No more weekend Mt Tam hikes for…

Trio on Tam East Peak

In glorious cool weather my companions and I spent a glorious day on the trails to the Tam summit. Some wildflowers were already coming out,…

Trio on Tam East Peak

In glorious cool weather my companions and I spent a glorious day on the trails to the Tam summit. Some wildflowers were already coming out,…

Mount Tam

Beautiful hike with 2 WW friends. We call each other the 3 WW musketeers. Nice day although the trails were quite busy. We didn’t see…

Mt tam

15mi round trip. 7.7 mikes up, 3hr 40minutes. 7.3 miles down, 3hr. Muddy. Good starting point!

Mount Tam

Lovely valentines day hike.

Tamalpais in the rain!

Rain in the morning made the beautiful waterfalls and foliage! I was fascinated by the moss on the trees. As the moss absorbed moisture, it…

Stinson to Tam

Stinson to Tam – long but lovely! So much change in terrain. Really fun hike.

Mt Tam on Super Bowl Sunday!

We got a very early start, and arrived at 8:30. We were concerned that a gorgeous weekend day would cause the parking lots to fill-up…

Mount Tam YAY!

Another great TAM hike – up the steep ravine – to the peak, came down the Dipsea 🙂 With my Boo and two lady friends…

BEAUTIFUL HIKE

This was one of my favorites hikes. It starts out at the beach then a beautiful rainforest feel with a 10ft ladder. There is a…

Most beautiful hike ever

This was one of my favorites hikes. It starts out at the beach then a beautiful rainforest feel with a 10ft ladder. There is a…

1st Month, 1st Peak!

Beautiful hike! Started at Dawn Falls, hiked through redwoods then up the mountain. We didn’t know it was Mount Tam at first. We just saw…

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.

Mt Tamalpais

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

Tam

Great day

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…