Hiking Mt. Tam

Experience the beauty of the outdoors at Mount Tamalpais in Marin County. Just this past weekend, I discovered an exquisite five mile loop that is perfect for an afternoon adventure. It features extensive views of San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. These trails are usually less crowded than some of the other trails on Mt. Tam. The loop passes West Point Inn and Mountain Theatre.

To start, park at the Pantoll Ranger Station and head up Old Stage Road towards West Point Inn. From the Inn, take the Rock Spring Trail toward Mountain Theatre. Once through the Theatre, you will find a spur trail that connects to Old Mine Trail—this brings you back to Old Stage Road just above the Pantoll parking lot.