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Mount Tamalpais State Park Saturday Evening Organized Hike Schedule

These hikes leave Pantoll Ranger Station approximately 15 minutes after sunset. This MODERATE hike is about two miles long and will last abouttwo hours. Hikers should dress in layers, wear sturdy shoes and bring a small flashlight & water. All hikes leave from Pantoll, about 15 min. After sunset, are about 2 miles long and last about 2 hours. Questions or concerns relating to the moonlight hikes, contact Rob Ross at 415-716-8397. Attendance on these hikes is limited and is on a first come first serve basis.

Please note all hikes are led by MTIA (Mt. Tamalpais Interpretive Association) volunteer hike leaders. Due to traffic conditions the evening of the hike, or a last minute illness of the hike leader, hikes can be canceled at the last minute.

Of course, you are advised to periodically check this web site for some last minute hike schedule changes as they are received.  You can also call the MTIA Hike Info phone for a recorded message that may contain last minute information on changes to hike scheduling at 415-258-2410.  But please check this web site first for any changes.

For detailed information on what to bring and be aware of, especially for your first hike on Mt. Tam, see the "Helpful Hiking Tips", section of this web site.

Click here for a map for Trailheads and directions.

Due to limited parking at many trailheads, please carpool whenever possible.

During rainy season, does rain cancel? The hike leader will be at the trailhead and make that decision based on the present conditions and the weather forecast. Sometimes during inclement weather the official hike is cancelled and an alternate unofficial hike is offered instead. Or the group just decides to go have breakfast. Good reason to carry, share your # and use your cell phone, so you can ask or be informed during changing conditions.

The latest Fire Closure information can be obtained by calling the Marin County Fire Dept. recording 415-499-7191.


Important Safety Information

If the Upper Mountain is Closed Due to Fire Danger:
Hikes from Bootjack, Laurel Dell, Rock Spring, Trojan Point and East Peak will start Pantoll and will stay below Panoramic Highway.

Prepare for Summer Heat:
It gets very hot out there in July & August. If you are on medication it can intensify the heats affects. Always wear a full coverage hat. Do not drink coffee that morning. Stay very relaxed, look for shade and take it easy!

Sneakers, Tennis Shoes, Sandals and Running Shoes are definitely not recommended for Mt.Tam hiking, due to the steep, extremely rocky and root covered trails. Sturdy, hard soled, mid to high cut Hiking Boots are needed.

Hike Info Phone, or if  the Hike Leader is Sick:
Call 415-258-2410 to hear our taped message about upcoming hikes. Due to a last minute illness of a Hike Leader, or due to unpredictable road or traffic conditions, or not being able to find a replacement Leader, a Hike Leader, may not be able to make it to the hike. In that case, hikers are advised to seek information at Pantoll Kiosk.

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