Elevation

2,572 ft / 784 m

#5,994 in California

#49,253 in United States

Prominence

332 ft / 101 m

#1,956 in California

#8,384 in United States

Summits

131 summits

#14 in California

#251 in United States

Top climbing months

October   16%

June   14%

March   9%

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
10 summits • 0.3 mi • 192 ft gain • 26 min
6 summits • 4.7 mi • 1,626 ft gain • 1 hr 59 min
4 summits • 24.0 mi • 5,038 ft gain • 4 hr 46 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
2 summits • 4.4 mi • 1,834 ft gain • 1 hr 57 min
2 summits • 6.9 mi • 2,434 ft gain • 2 hr 0 min
2 summits • 6.9 mi • 2,437 ft gain • 2 hr 22 min
1 summit • 19.0 mi • 3,172 ft gain • 12 hr 36 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 • 10.2 mi • 1,632 ft gain • 7 hr 2 min
1 summit • 13.8 mi • 2,475 ft gain • 2 hr 27 min
1 summit • 15.1 mi • 2,649 ft gain • 3 hr 49 min
1 summit • 16.4 mi • 2,915 ft gain • 3 hr 17 min
1 summit • 1.7 mi • 237 ft gain • 42 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 • 7.0 mi • 1,658 ft gain • 6 hr 33 min
1 summit • 7.4 mi • 2,926 ft gain • 2 hr 51 min
1 summit • 7.4 mi • 2,325 ft gain • 4 hr 40 min
1 summit • 9.5 mi • 1,854 ft gain • 6 hr 44 min
1 summit • 9.6 mi • 1,775 ft gain • 4 hr 12 min
1 summit • 7.8 mi • 2,384 ft gain • 1 hr 54 min

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