Elevation

2,572 ft / 784 m

#5,187 in California

#45,004 in United States

Prominence

332 ft / 101 m

#1,449 in California

#6,455 in United States

Summits

91 summits

#23 in California

#254 in United States

Top climbing months

June   15%

March   14%

August   13%

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.
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
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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