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Mount tamalpais Hiking

Just north of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Mount Tamalpais State Park rises from the heart of Marin County majestically. Its deep canyons and sweeping hills are covered with cool redwood forests, oak forests, open grasslands and robust chaparral. The breathtaking panorama from the 2,571-foot peak of Mount Tamalpais includes 25 miles from the Farallon Islands to the sea, the hills of Marin County, San Francisco Bay, East Bay, and Mount Diablo. On rare occasions, 150 miles away can be seen the snow-covered Sierra Nevada. The park offers superlative walks, picnics, watching the wildlife. Upstairs, a visitor center provides information, snacks and souvenirs, and the old Mount Tamalpais Scenic Railway is celebrated by a "gravity car barn." Underneath, Mountain Theater's 3,750-person capacity hosts outdoor plays and astronomy programs. Visitors can camp or stay in rustic view cabins at Steep Ravine and West Point Inn (on private property). Arrive early to avoid heavy traffic on weekends and vacations. Take the West Marin Stage Coach, even better. ACCESSIBILITY Some of the wheelchair-accessible features of the park include: • Fantastic views of the accessible 0.75-mile Verna Dunshee Trail at East Peak. There are nearby tables, toilets and drinking fountains. • You can also see spectacular views from the 0.4-mile accessible part of the Old Mine Trail from Pantoll Station and 0.25 miles from the McKennan Trail. • Camping, restrooms and parking facilities are available for both pantoll and bootjack. Cabin #1 and Steep Ravine Environment Camp #7 are accessible. • The Mountain Theater is on the right side of the theater with a wheelchair platform. During the first three play performances each season, the Mountain Play Association offers signed performances and descriptive services. Call the Mountain Play Association at 415-383-1100 for more information. Visitors with disabilities who need help should contact the Pantoll Visitor Services Kiosk well in advance of their trip at 415-388-2070. Weather Spring and summer temperatures are hot, with 70s and 80s average highs. With temperatures in the 50s, fall and winter can be cool. Nebula is common. • The park is open at 7 a.m. To the setting of the sun. Cars parked may be fined after hours. • There is no main entrance fee, but there are parking fees for East Peak, Pantoll and Bootjack trailheads ($ 8, cash only). • All natural and cultural park resources (rocks, flowers, woods, animals) are legally protected and should not be disturbed or removed. Be alert to poison oak, mountain lions, rattlesnakes, and ticks. • In the upper mountain, smoking, camping and fires are never allowed. If not alerted under the red flag, fires are allowed only in firepits provided. • On paved roads, parking lots, campsites and picnic areas dogs are permitted on the leash. Dogs have to be confined at night to a vehicle or tent. If you visit the park with a service animal, contact the park staff. • Horses and bicycles are permitted on fire roads only and where they are posted specifically. 


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Hike Hike
Horseback Riding Horseback Riding
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