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Hikes are provided by the volunteers of the Mt.Tamalpais Interpretive Association (MTIA). Additional information and detailed directions are listed elsewhere on this web site. You will find maps, directions and wildflower guides.

Look for the Moonlight Hikes, once a month in the warmer months and Mt.Tam Astronomy nights too. Also the special spring Wildflower Hike with botanists each April, where over fifty different species of wildflowers are usually seen. There's a Mushroom Hike, Oak Hike and a very special New Years Day hike with over 100 other hikers, or the Halloween weekend hike as well as the Mountain Play sing-along hike, (the second Saturday in May each year). Also each year is a special Wednesday evening, sunset/full moonrise viewing hike, with an end of the summer Potluck shared by the hikers, at an especially beautiful spot, Trojan Pt.

Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays enjoy a very pleasant three to nine mile guided hike along the beautiful hiking trails of Mt.Tamalpais State Park. Hike will meet at 10 AM sharp on Saturdays and Sundays and 5:30 or 6:00 PM on Wednesdays. Your hike leader/docent will answer any questions and find the best route to take.

The Mt.Tamalpais area is an incredible place to hike; with over 200 hiking trails, (for complete hiking descriptions of all the trails, obtain Barry Spitz's guidebook , Tamalpais Trails, available at Amazon.com, any edition is sufficient), with many overlapping habitats, including; redwood forest, oak woods, chapparel, wildflower meadows, headlands, small lakes, lagoons and ocean beaches to a 2571', tall mountaintop, intermittant rollilng fog, fog drip from the tall trees, cool areas offering relief in summer and sometimes snow in winter, all adding to the beauty of the experience in this incredible outdoor paradise, nearby, in the middle of a our Bay Area metropolitan home. If you are an urban, outdoor person, it really doesn't get any better than this! Included are, "Mountain Plays", in May and June, open to all, pancake breakfasts at the historic West Pt.Inn, the newer Mtn.Home Inn, the historic Tourist Club and Alpine Club, Slide Ranch, Green Gulch Zen Center, Muir Beach, Stinson Beach, and the West Point Inn Association. (For an armchair view, click the Mt.Tamalpais Interpretive Assoc., photo gallery link @ http://www.mttam.net/gallery.html ,for a sampling of the visual experience.)

Bring water and a sandwich/snack. Wear sturdy walking/hiking, shoes/boots. Sneakers, clogs or sandals are not advised. Hike should end by 1:30 PM on the weekends and 8:00 PM on Wednesdays.

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The brochures in the Links section below are in PDF format and can be viewed online or print.