Elevation

2,572 ft / 784 m

#5,468 in California

#46,489 in United States

Prominence

332 ft / 101 m

#1,677 in California

#7,249 in United States

Summits

105 summits

#18 in California

#260 in United States

Top climbing months

June   15%

August   12%

March   12%

Most climbed route

Plank Trail from Summit Visitor Center (1-way)

0.3 mi • 192 ft gain

Highlights

  • Mount Tamalpais (called "Mt. Tam" for short) is the highest peak in Marin County north of San Francisco.
  • Debate exists over if the East Peak or the West Peak is higher. Recent measurements show that the West Peak may be higher.
  • A road runs almost to the summit (booo), then a short trail leads to a closed fire warden tower at the very top.
  • Clearly visible from the city of San Francisco and the East Bay region.
  • Majority of the mountain lies in protected public lands, including Mount Tamalpais State Park, Muir Woods National Monument, and the Mount Tamalpais Watershed. It adjoins the Golden Gate National Recreation Area as well as several Marin County Open Space Preserves.
  • Extremely popular hiking destination for Bay Area hikers with many ways to the summit via an extensive network of over 100 miles of trails and fire roads.
  • The annual Mt. Tam Hill Climb race starts in the center of Mill Valley and travels the most direct route to the summit. From the Depot, up Tamalpais Ave to Summit Ave to Temalpa Trail, then up a short scramble to touch the door of the lookout. More info: http://www.tamalparunners.org/hillclimbarticle.php
9 summits • 0.3 mi • 192 ft gain
4 summits • 24.0 mi • 5,038 ft gain • 4 hr 46 min
4 summits • 4.7 mi • 1,626 ft gain • 2 hr 18 min
2 summits • 22.9 mi • 4,501 ft gain • 4 hr 5 min
2 summits • 13.0 mi • 2,423 ft gain • 6 hr 12 min
1 summit • 7.9 mi • 2,269 ft gain • 2 hr 2 min • Class 2
1 summit • 8.7 mi • 1,562 ft gain • 4 hr 43 min
1 summit • 16.4 mi • 2,915 ft gain • 3 hr 17 min
1 summit • 18.6 mi • 2,831 ft gain • 9 hr 21 min
1 summit • 4.3 mi • 1,799 ft gain • 3 hr 0 min
1 summit • 6.9 mi • 2,434 ft gain • 2 hr 7 min
1 summit • 9.5 mi • 1,854 ft gain • 6 hr 44 min

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