Marin County, CA: Northern California Chapter, Mt. Tam Hike – CANCELLED

Mar 28, 2020


Rock Spring Trailhead on Mt. Tamalpais (

Event Contact Dick Duker | Email


Due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 situation, we have cancelled this event in the interest of health and safety with the hope that we can reschedule it for later this year.

Enjoy panoramic views of the bay and ocean as we hike along the trails of Mt. Tamalpais. The distance is 10-11 miles with an elevation gain of 1,200 feet. Expect the pace to be at a moderate speed. Hiking poles may be useful on the uphill stretches. After the hike, there will be an optional dinner/beer stop at the Marin Brewing Company at Larkspur Landing.

Meet us at 9:30 AM for sign-in and briefing at the Rock Spring Trailhead on Mt. Tamalpais. Led by chapter steering committee member, Dick Duker. Cancelled by rain; call at (510) 526-5530 if the weather is in doubt. If lost getting to the hike, call Dick’s cell phone at (510) 705-2447. We expect to be back at the trailhead by 4:30 PM.

Getting There

By Car: From San Francisco and the south, take Hwy 101 North and from the north and east, take Hwy 101 South to Mill Valley (from the East Bay, cross the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge). Take the Hwy 1 exit and continue on Hwy 1. Turn right onto Panoramic Highway, drive around the mountain and turn right onto Pantoll Road. Drive 1.2 miles to the Rock Spring Trailhead parking lot (free parking, restrooms available). For more/other directions, use Google Maps.

Carpooling: If you want a ride or can give one, post a message to this event listed on our Facebook Group page. Suggested meeting points are the Park & Ride lot at the Hwy1/Hwy 101 intersection in Mill Valley and the Orinda BART station parking lot.

What to Bring

Water (none available at the trailhead), lunch, sturdy walking shoes, hiking poles (optional) and a plastic bag to sit on. Also, cash for the post-hike stop or to help out your carpool driver.

For insurance purposes, we are unable to welcome dogs, except service animals, at our events.