There is a Trail that circles the very top of Mt.Tamalpais. As you stroll, the handicap accessible, Verna Dunshee Trail, with its breathtaking 360 degree views, you will be captivated.
Discuss with Nancy Skinner the lore and history of Mt.Tam as you view many of the POIs to talk about.
The "Crookedest Railroad in the World", was right here? Who was Alice Eastwood? Where was the, Tavern on Tamalpais, the Dance Hall and Hotel?
How did the Mtn. Play get started in 1913? Then evolve into performing the Broadway musicals staged here each year at the Mountain's outdoor amphitheater; in May & June? Who built Mtn.Theater and how did they do it?
Nancy Skinner is the oral historian for Mt.Tam and will tell you all about it.
Meet Nancy at the small Visitors Center located just off the East Peak Parking Lot. Parking fee is $8.00.
Driving time from Fwy.101 to East Peak is forty minutes in light traffic. But travelling during peak recreational traffic time could take longer. Allow an hour after leaving the freeway to be on time. FMT events leave as scheduled.
This walking tour is ideal for all. If you have out of town guests and are looking for a great tourist experience this will not disappoint. Stop in Mill Valley on your return trip for dining and small Calif. village, ambiance.
What to bring; wear sturdy walking shoes or hiking boots. Bottle of water. Sun protection. Light snacks only, available at East Peak. It can get very hot and/or be very windy.
Here is the most delightful and my most favorite video. It casts a spell just be patient. <click. It is a charming remembrance of a time past from those who lived then.
After the Verna Dunshee walk, the adventurous may want to go up to the mountain top. \/
For an Informative, Narrated Slide-Show of Things to Do While at East Peak click here.