Another one to try if/when we get down that way. Thanks for letting us non-Californians the fun places to see.
Very nice page, Gordon. With all the possible approaches, you have the unenviable task of giving directions to all of them! We hiked around in the northern section (Lagunitas) just a couple weeks ago. I played with our GPS and took some waypoints. I will try to post some waypoints and trail maps for that area.
Thanks for this page Gordon! Your photos have inspired me to put this on my list of peaks to visit again :-) I'd probably do it from Muir Woods or Stinson Beach. Any other routes that you would recommend?
John, I hear some groups (I think Steve Eckert et al at climber.org) run marathons on Mt Tam, by going up one side and going down the other, then return. I generally avoid fire roads because of the bike traffic. Next one I'll do is from Alpine Lake up Catarac Creek then traverse the north side to East Peak. It's a long one and mostly non-fire road, and possibly not busy. From Muir Woods the southern views would be nice. From Stinson Beach the only problem is you either go on south slope fire roads (from Rock Spring) or drop down to north side (better option I think).
Nice page, Gordon! Maybe you could add some information on the technical climbing routes. Cheers, Rahel
Well done and very informative page.
Reading this was a walk down memory lane for me! Great page.
I second Nelson, though I woudn't have said it the same way - my last visit to Mount Tam was in 1991 and that is 13 years now! Always liked the Bootjack Trail down to Muir Woods.
Great looking page. Tons of info and pictures.
I know with virtually 100 trailheads to choose from you can't list trail reports. But maybe just a few of the better hikes. Great page though, most people wouldn't believe this scenery is but 10 minutes from San Francisco. I HAD PRINTED YOUR PAGES AND THE PAGE WITH THE TRAILHEADS STUCK TO ANOTHER PAGE. Sorry, disregard my comments on needing "some of the better hikes" Again great page.
Thanks! Happy hiking!