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Mount Tamalpais State Park Sunday Organized Hike Schedule

Hikes of a variety of levels of difficulty are offered Sundays, from easy to strenuous.

Please note all hikes are led by MTIA (Mt. Tamalpais Interpretive Association) volunteer hike leaders. Due to traffic conditions the morning of the hike, or a last minute illness of the hike leader, hikes can be canceled at the last minute. All hikes are scheduled to begin at 10 am from the trailheads listed below. Please be on time.

In the event that the designated leader is not at the trailhead listed, it is recommended hikers seek advice at the Pantoll Ranger Station Information Kiosk or the East Peak Visitor Center where trail maps can also be purchased or seen on displays. 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.

For the latest West Marin bus schedule, call the Marin Stage Coach at 415-526-3239 or go to http://www.marintransit.org/stage.html

Click here for a map for Trailheads and directions.

 The capital letters alongside the hikes indicate:



Slower paced hike 2 to 5 miles with under a 1000', elevation gain.
For beginning hikers, senior hikers, and in-betweeners.



7 to 9-1/2 miles, over hilly, rocky terrain, up to a 2,200' elevation gain and are quick paced.



Strenuous, aerobic, fast paced hike, 10 to 14 miles, with up to a 3500' elevation gain.



Moderate (see above) paced, with a 10 -14 mile length.

MTIA recommends you start out with an Easy or Saturday hike, before going on a Moderate, Longer or Fast Paced, Sunday hike.

Check this website again and/or call the Hike Info phone @ 415-258-2410 for possible last minute changes.


M Dec-16 Muir Woods Celeste Burrows Southside Trails
M Dec-23 Laurel Dell Glenn Carter ho! ho! ho! Hike
M Dec-30 -- -- --
* Jan-01 Rock Spring *Several Hikes* Hike New Years Day*
M Jan-06 Rock Spring Jordan Herrmann Landscape
M Jan-13 Bootjack Karen Sapper Waterfalls
M Jan-20 Rock Spring Glenn Carter Peaks
M Jan-27 Laurel Dell Robert Feist Mt.Tam History
M Feb-03 Rock Spring Robert Freinkel Flowing Rivulets
M Feb-10 Muir Woods Celeste Burrows Mt.Tam Lodges
M Feb-17 Pantoll Glenn Carter Stinson Beach Hist.
M Feb-24 Rock Spring Alana Koch Bay Area Weather
M Mar-03 Dias Ridge Franklin Young Farallon Islands
M Mar-10 White Gate R. Jordan Herrmann Giant Trillium
M Mar-17 Mtn.Home Inn Karen Sapper Fern Creek
M Mar-24 Rock Spring Robert Freinkel Weather at Rock Spr.
M Mar-31 Muir Woods Celeste Burrows Tam Southside Trails-History


(** Call (415) 258-2410 to hear our voicemail for upcoming hike info, changes, or last minute added hikes.)





Special New Year's Day Hike and Refereshments: Rock Spring Tuesday January 1, 2013


The latest Fire Closure information can be obtained by calling the Marin County Fire Dept. recording 415-499-7191. In the event of a Mt. Tamalpais Fire Closure, all hikes from Trojan Point, Bootjack, Laurel Dell, Rock Spring and East Peak trailheads will instead start from the Pantoll Ranger Station parking lot.

In case of emergency, please call 911.


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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