Hike a beautiful part of Mt.Tam focusing on the wonders of Spring high on the Mt

After turning off Hwy.#1/Shoreline Hwy. onto Panoramic Hwy., follow this road for about eight miles to the top where Pantoll Ranger Station is on the left and to the right is Pantoll Rd., follow Pantoll Rd.(right turn) for three miles into the Rock Spring parking lot.

Karl Baeck, Friend of Mt.Tam and a State Park Volunteer Hike Leader, will be leading a brisk hike today of about 6-7 miles, with about a 1000' elevation gain.

It's the middle of Spring and this area is alive with wildflowers. If it's a warm, sunny day it will be like paradise in a sea of colorful flowers against a backdrop of the Pacific to the west and redwoods and giant firs to the east. No wonder Ridgecrest Blvd. is the most used road in the USA for filming car commercials. But let's walk today.

Pack a lunch and plenty of drinking water. You really need mid to high hiking boots to handle the rocky root covered Mt.Tam trails. Your feet will thank you for wearing those boots. A hiking stick can help too. You are in one of the most photogenic places with  beautiful light reflecting off the Pacific and coming through clear dry air. So snap a few pictures to remember the day and share with friends. After the hike look back here under comments for some photos of the day and a link to the GPS track of today's hike, with all the stats of your hiking outing.



Join or login to comment.

  • sueli l.

    Can wait for the hike tomorrow and meet everybody! is my first time.

    April 26, 2013

  • Jess

    any carpool from the east bay?

    April 22, 2013

  • Jordan H.

    If we get a warm, sunny day it's prime time, Springtime for nature lovers. It doesn't get much better than this hike could be.

    April 2, 2013

10 went

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Imagine having a community behind you

Get started Learn more

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

Rafaël, started French Conversation Group

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy