Mt. Tamalpais State Park - 8.7 Miles

  • December 8, 2012 · 9:30 AM
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Just north of San Francisco's Golden Gate is Mount Tamalpais. It has redwood groves and oak woodlands with a spectacular view from the 2,571-foot peak.

WE WILL MEET AND START THE HIKE FROM STINSON BEACH FIRE DEPT. NO LATER THAN 9:30am

Hiking agenda:

COST: $2.00 Per Person*

You also can donate by click here: Shoes 4 Souls*

Distance: 8.7+/- Miles
Elevation Gain: 1,600+/- Feet
Difficulty: Moderate/Moderate/Difficult

Duration: Approx. 3.5+ hours

Matt Davis is 3.3 miles
Lunch at Pantoll Ranger Station at 11:00AM
Dipsea Trail is 5.4 miles to Stinson and to Parking.

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Stinson Beach Fire Dept.
3410 Shoreline Hwy
Stinson Beach, CA 94970

Directions:Approximately 1 hour and 24 minutes.

Click HERE for Mapped from where you are to Stinson.

From Highway 101, take the Stinson Beach exit, which is located one mile north of Sausalito. Follow the signs that say Stinson Beach or Highway 1. As you come into town, turn right on Belvedere Avenue (the Stinson Beach Fire Department sits on the corner).

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What to bring:
Lunches (a must)
Snacks
4 bottles of water(mandatory)

I recommended a Camelbak Pack for this hike

Sunblock
Sunglasses
First aid kits
Camera(fully charged-lots of nice pictures)

Pantoll Ranger Station
3801 Panoramic Hwy
Mill Valley, Ca 94941

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Responsibility:
Please be aware that we expect you to take responsibility for your safety while we are out on the trails. This means being prepared with adequate hiking gear and making sure the difficulty level of the event IS NOT beyond the limits of your health & conditioning. We understand that your "Yes" RSVP to this event means you accept this.

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On a clear day, visitors can see the Farallon Islands 25 miles out to sea, the Marin County hills, San Francisco and the bay, hills and cities of the East Bay, and Mount Diablo.

On rare occasions, the Sierra Nevada's snow-covered mountains can be seen 150 miles away.

Coastal Miwok Indians lived in the area for thousands of years before Europeans arrived. In 1770, two explorers named the mountain La Sierra de Nuestro Padre de San Francisco, which was later changed to the Miwok word Tamalpais.

With the Gold Rush of 1849, San Francisco grew and more people began to use Mount Tamalpais for recreation. Trails were developed and a wagon road was built. Later, a railway was completed and became known as "The Crookedest Railroad in the World." It was abandoned in 1930 after a wildfire damaged the line.

Facilities and Activities
Hiking and Bicycle Trails: More than 50 miles of trail are within the park and connect to a larger, 200-mile-long trail system. Bicyclists are challenged by the twisting road to the top of the park's summit.

The park has the Bootjack Picnic Area with tables, stoves, piped drinking water and flush toilets.

The East Peak Summit features a visitor center and a refreshment stand that are usually only open on weekends (during the summer, the refreshment stand is open daily). Phone, picnic tables and fully accessible restroom are also available.

The Mountain Theater (a.k.a. The Cushing Memorial Theater) in the park was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. The natural-stone amphitheater seats 3,750 people and features the Mountain Play each spring, produced every year since 1913.

Seasons/Climate/Recommended Clothing
Summer and spring are warm, fall and winter can be cool. Layered clothing is best.

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From Milpitas to Stinson Beach:

This map is for carpool from Milpitas ONLY: Click HERE

Take exit 3A to merge onto US-101 N toward San Francisco 26.7 mi

Take exit 423B for Interstate 380 W toward San Bruno/Interstate 280 1.0 mi

Merge onto I-380 W 0.9 mi

Take exit 5A to merge onto I-280 N toward San Francisco 6.0 mi

Continue onto CA-1 N (signs for 19th Ave/Golden Gate Bridge) 7.5 mi

Take the ramp to Golden Gate Bridge 0.3 mi

Merge onto US-101 N 5.7 mi

Take exit 445B to merge onto CA-1 N toward Mill Valley/Stinson Beach 1.0 mi

Turn left to stay on CA-1 N 1.2 mi

Turn left at CA-1 N/Shoreline Hwy 1.8 mi

Turn left to stay on CA-1 N/Shoreline Hwy 2.2 mi

Turn left to stay on CA-1 N/Shoreline Hwy

Destination will be on the right 6.2 mi

3410 Shoreline Hwy

Stinson Beach, CA 94970

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Our Charity organization need your help to raise $37,500.00.

SHOES 4 SOULS. Please click HERE to donate

Thank you for your support!

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  • Steven - Milpitas Social G.

    A reminder to leave enough time to get to the hike.

    The hike will start at 9:30AM(It usually takes 1 hour 45 minutes from San Jose)

    We charge $2.00 for this hike for our "Shoes 4 Souls" charity.
    Please bring cash.

    Please bring enough clothes since it will be cold on the top.
    Water, snacks and lunch.

    Call or text me if you need help (408) 930-4000.

    We will leave the carpool location in Milpitas at 7:45AM

    Starbucks in Milpitas
    1197 East Calaveras Blvd.
    Milpitas, Ca 95035

    December 7, 2012

  • Lydia

    Steve- could you post my carpool request on your other sites going on the hike? They can email me @ [masked]

    December 2, 2012

  • Lydia

    Would anyone like to meet in Santa Clara @ Lawrence/Stevens Creek: Bed Bath and Beyond for a carpool? I have 3-4 seats available.

    December 2, 2012

  • Steven - Milpitas Social G.

    For people carpool from San Jose, Milpitas, Fremont and the nearby area.

    Please meet us at:
    Starbucks in Milpitas
    1197 East Calaveras Blvd.
    Milpitas, Ca 95035 Milpitas' carpool will leave at 7:30AM.

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    For those members that live in Fremont, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Cupertino, Mt. View or nearby areas.

    Please meet at:
    McDonald's(by IKEA in East Palo Alto)
    1721 East Bayshore Road
    East Palo Alto, CA 94303

    Carpool will leave at 8:00am.

    Please pay your drivers $20 per person BEFORE they leave the parking lot for both locations.

    November 5, 2012

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