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Hike at Mt. Tam [Stinson Beach]

Hi all,
It's supposed to be warm at this Sunday. So here's my favorite hike there :)

This is a beautiful about 7.3 mile moderate+ loop hike [First half is a bit of climbing to the lunch spot] through redwood trees, grasslands, waterfalls and great ocean views....with one of the perfect lunch spots. We'll have a late lunch on top of a hill with nice views of the ocean.

Bring a blanket or something to sit on if you have :)

Hike Highlights: Views, redwoods and fun people.










Bring enough water, lunch and something to share if you like.

The lunch spot is at the junction where the 'Coastal trail' goes to the left. So when we get to that junction, we make a right on a small path which goes to a tree and some rocks. If you are not sure where to go, wait at the junctions :)

If you miss that junction, you may miss all the good food ;)

Meet at the trailhead on Belvedere ave. at 10:30 AM


  • From San Francisco, after crossing the Golden Gate Bridge, take Hwy. 101 North approximately three miles to the "Hwy. One, Stinson Beach" exit.
  • Drive about 1 mile [you are on Shoreline Highway now] to the junction with Almonte and turn left [you'll see an ARCO gas station on the left] and turn left.
  • Follow the signs to Stinson Beach.
  • Just after passing the intersection with 'Panoramic Highway' and before entering the town, look for a firestation on the right. That is 'Belvedere Ave.'.
  • Make a right on Belvedere Ave and park there.
  • If there is no parking, then you can park at the Stinson Beach parking lot [which is a bit further down the road] and walk back to the trailhead.
    [If you need to use restrooms, you may have to go to the Stinson beach parking lot. There is also restrooms a bit after the lunch spot at the Pantoll ranger station]


  • From San Francisco, after crossing the Golden Gate Bridge, take Hwy. 101 North approximately three miles to the "Hwy. One, Stinson Beach" exit.
  • Drive about 1 mile [you are on Shoreline Highway now] to the junction with Almonte and turn left [you'll see an ARCO gas station on the left] and turn left.
  • In a short while, you will come to a fork with a sign pointing 'Stinson Beach' to left and 'Muir Woods and Mt. Tamalpais State Park' to the right.
  • You can turn right at this point and take Panoramic Hwy. through the park.
    It will take you back to Hiway One.
  • At the 'T' intersection with Hiway 1, make a right.
  • Then look for Belvedere Ave. and follow the instructions above.

Approx GPS coordinates for the trailhead: N[masked] W[masked]


Dogs are not allowed on the trails here sad

See u soon! :)

Disclaimer: Its your own responsibility to look after yourself on the hike if u decide to join us. You assume all the risks including sharing my food ;)

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, Sekar;

    Thanks for the hike, it's worth the driving from South Bay totally!

    John, Saron;
    It was false alarm at the end, I found my phone back, huuuf...

    1 · April 28, 2013

  • Tim

    Ghazala, you can use this website to get to Mill Valley from the city of San Francisco.

    It will plan your bus route for you. All you need to do enter in your location and your destination. Your destination can be anywhere north of the Golden Gate Bridge and I can pick you up and bring you the rest of the way. It will cost under ten dollars.

    The address of the Subway sandwich shop in Mill Valley is 256 Shoreline Hwy Mill Valley, CA 94941. There is a bus stop right nearby which is why I use that landmark. Or use Tamalpais High School. Then any and all of you can ride with me. My car can carry up to four people total.

    April 28, 2013

    • Ghazala N.

      Thanks Tim, turns out my neighbour is heading that way so will be able to get me there, thanks for the offer. See you soon.

      April 28, 2013

  • Ghazala N.

    Hi , I'm over frm London for a couple of weeks and I'd like to go on afew ikes. I'm staying in Noe Valley and would really appreciate it if I could get a ride up there with one of the group. I'm happy to meet in a convenient location and will naturally contribute towards costs. I know it's short notice but do let me know if you have a space for a newbie. Thanks Ghazala

    April 27, 2013

  • Tim

    Doh. My number is seven eight five, sicks won five, won three seven zero... (spelling errors on purpose - don't want the bots calling me)

    April 27, 2013

  • Tim

    Just going to add another note: When I worked in SF, I used to take Golden Gate Transit from the city to Mill Valley. If anyone lives in the city and is coming north for the hike via bus, if you can get to Tam Junction (Shoreline & Almonte) bus stop, I can pick you up and we can do the rest of the trip in my car. Just meet me at the Subway sandwich shop right there at the bus stop.

    April 27, 2013

  • Tim

    Hi, I just joined this group. I'm in Mill Valley in Marin and can carpool (I have a car) if someone needs a lift from Marin to the trailhead. If you are in SF or east bay and can get to a bust stop here in southern Marin, just give me a shout and I will come and pick you up. There's a Subway sandwich stop right there where we make a left on Shoreline Drive if you want to get a sandwich to bring on the hike...

    April 27, 2013

  • Aiden

    Anyone want to carpool from the East Bay? I'm in the El Cerrito/Richmond/Berkeley area, so can BART anywhere to meet. Thanks!

    April 26, 2013

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