A Hike on Mt. Tamalpais, Marin County, CA

A Hike on Mt. Tamalpais, Marin County, CA

Labor Day weekend provided the opportunity to indulge in a full day hike, so off to one of our favorite hiking destinations we went - Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County, CA

steps up the Fern Creek Trail, Mt. Tamalpais, CAWe started the day's hike in downtown Mill Valley, a picturesque town set in the redwood trees, near the edge of San Francisco Bay, then headed up the incredibly steep Zig-Zag trail which brought us to the Panoramic Highway, midway up the mountain. A series of other trails lead to the almost equally steep Fern Creek trail which took us up to the Visitor Center area near the top of the East Peak of Mt. Tam, a 2,571' elevation.

Our efforts were rewarded with the views of San Francisco, the Pacific Ocean and the Bay, an ice cream cone from the snack bar (yes, one can drive almost to the top!) and a cool short-sleeve T-shirt for my over dressed husband!

View from near the top of Mt. Tamalpais, CA
Our downward trek took us to West Point Inn to enjoy an ice-cold lemonade and the deep shade of the view porch, then the Tenderfoot Trails back down to Mill Valley. A cold beer and early supper at Small Shed Flatbreads capped off the day, and re-energized us for the hour drive back across the Golden Gate bridge, through the City, and back to San Mateo County and San Carlos.

This is the stuff of memories!


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Comment balloon 12 commentsLottie Kendall • September 07 2010 10:47AM

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I have not been there for several years. Your blog brought back alot of memories for me. Sounds like a wonderful day. Such a beautiful place.

Posted by Lori Bowers, The Lori Bowers Group over 9 years ago

Lottie, if only reading about hiking would qualify to meet my walking goals for the Take it Off in the Rain group!

Posted by Mary Kay Hopkins, e-PRO,GRI,CRS (Mary Kay Hopkins, LLC e-PRO, GRI, CRS, CRB) over 9 years ago

Mt Tam is such a beautiful place. We were there a couple of times when we lived in Danville

Posted by Bill Travis, Broker/Owner (Captain Bill Realty, LLC) over 9 years ago

Hi Lori -- I'm glad you've had the chance to explore Mt. Tam. Although we have fabulous hiking in San Mateo County, there's something special about Mt. Tam. Maybe it's the wilderness so close to San Francisco, or the various inns which make nice respites?

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 9 years ago

Hi Mary Kay -- you'd think with all the hiking I do that I wouldn't need Roger's Take It Off In The Rain group. Just goes to show exercise is only one component to a healthy life style!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 9 years ago

Bill, there's something special about Mt. Tam. Mt. Diablo is great, too, but the hot dry summers and incredibly heavy clay mud in the winters limit its appeal. Mt. Tam is great 12 months of the year.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 9 years ago
Sounds delightful, and a great start on an exercise program..............good job. Beautiful scenery.
Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) over 9 years ago

It's gorgeous here, Roger, with outdoor adventures beckoning around every corner.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 9 years ago

It does look like a lovely spot.  I do not hike, but maybe for a view like this.....

Posted by Jane Peters, Los Angeles real estate concierge services (Home Jane Realty) over 9 years ago

Well Jane, one can drive to the top--but hiking provides a great reason to stop at one of the mountain inns for some refreshment!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 9 years ago

Yes, that's what we called Million Dollar View.  We are fortunate to be able to live in Marin county where we are surrounded by breath taking views all the time and we take them for granted.  Thanks for pointing this out again! 

Posted by Sylvia Barry, Marin and Sonoma Real Estate Leading Expert (Coldwell Banker Previews International (#1 Marin_Sonoma_San Francisco_North_Bay)) over 9 years ago

Hi Sylvia -- thi is a great place to call home, without a doubt. I enjoyed a few hours in Sausalito today; now working at the SF library. Life is good!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 9 years ago

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