8 mile loop around Mt Tam in Marin County. We'll start at Pantoll and hike the Matt Davis trail to Stinson Beach, passing thru woods and grasslands, with views encompassing the headlands, San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the San Mateo coast. We turn around at Stinson Beach (a good lunch spot) and head back into a dense redwood canyon on the famous Steep Ravine trail, passing waterfalls and climbing the ladder.
Carpool: Meet at the Page Mill Road/Arastradero Road/280 Park and Ride at 7:30 am.
DIRECTIONS: cross the Golden Gate Bridge, and continue on highway 101 to the CA 1/Mill Valley/Stinson Beach exit. You'll go back under the freeway, and follow this road, Shoreline Highway, for about a mile, to the junction with Almonte. Turn left (it should be signed). At about 2.5 miles, follow the signs, and go right, on to Panoramic Highway. Follow this winding road, past the Mt. Home Restaurant, and Rock Spring parking/picnic area, to the Pan Toll Ranger Station on the left. Park in the lot and meet near the restrooms.