Spring Wildflowers in Bloom Along Mt.Tam Trails

Mt.Tam State Park Hike Leader, Ernie Castiaux leads today's hike.

Beginning along the Matt Davis Trail with the views of the Bay, then we climb up the Nora trail to have out lunch at the West Point Inn (1904).  After lunch, we then walk along the Rock Spring trail, which is fairly level and has breathtaking views.  We may see Calypso orchids which grow here during the Spring.  

We will walk past the Mountain Theater (1936) built by the CCC.  Down Bootjack trail and Matt Davis to return to our cars.

This is a Moderately Paced Saturday  Hike.

Estimated Distance of Hike: Approximately 6 miles

Elevation Gain: Approximately 800 feet

Leaders:  Ernie Castiaux  ([masked])

Directions: Exit 101 at CA 1 Mill Valley / Stinson Beach.  Stay on Highway one (it turns left aprox. 1.5 miles). Remain on Highway One for aprox. 2.5 miles. Turn RIGHT on Panoramic Hwy. Continue up the mountain for approx. 5.5 miles.  Bootjack parking lot is on the right.

Cancellation: Heavy steady rain cancels.

Bring: lunch, liquids (the equivalent of 2 liters of water), and warm clothing. Park rules prohibit alcoholic beverages. Recommend well-fitting boots for traction and ankle support.

Cost: $8 parking fee.

Carpools: I recommend you arrange your own carpools where it is more convenient for you.





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  • Scott F.

    Great hike with really nice people! Thanks Ernie!

    March 22, 2014

    • Ernie C.

      Scott, Now that Spring has arrived the flowers will be blooming and it will be time to hike ! Join us on our next adventure.

      March 22, 2014

  • Toni W.

    i am interested in car pooling...live in greenbrae

    March 19, 2014

    • Cindy

      I would like to join in the carpool as well. Not too familiar with Mt. Tam. E-mail me through the meetup.

      March 21, 2014

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