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We'll start at the Pantoll Ranger Station and head up to the Mountain Theater, walk past the rows and rows of rock bench seats, and up to West Point Inn. There are restrooms here, as well as an honor system snack table inside. On a clear day, the views are hard to forget. We'll continue uphill on Old Railroad Grade for 1.5 miles to East Peak, where there are more restrooms and a small visitors center, and take the short climb up to the closed fire lookout for some of the Bay Area's best views. Once we've had enough of the awesome scenery, we'll retrace our steps to West Point Inn, then continue down to Pantoll on Old Stage Rd.

Approx 9 miles round trip

Approx 1300 ft elevation change

DIRECTIONS: cross the Golden Gate Bridge and take the CA 1/Mill Valley/Stinson Beach exit. It will curve left and take you back under the freeway, then curve right to the intersection with Almonte. Go left (this is CA 1). At about 2.5 miles, go right on Panoraminc Highway. After almost 1 mile, continue on the middle fork (straight) and go another 4.5 miles to the Pantoll Ranger Station and parking lot on your left.