Mount Tamalpais Hike: From East Peak to Stinson Beach


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We used the Old Railroad Grade Trail from the Visitor Center to the West Point Inn. This section is about 2 miles and it’s closer to see the San Francisco Bay.

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From the West Point Inn, we chose the Rock Spring Trail to go.

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The West Point Inn looks more stunning from the Rock Spring Trail. The sky is getting dark in the west, that means we have to speed up.

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On the end of the Rock Spring Trail is the Mountain Theater, which faces the downtown of San Francisco in the middle. How enjoyable you can image to watch a live music here in a Summer evening!

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Then we went down along the Old Mine Trail from the Mountain Theater.

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It happened to see fantastic clouds arising from the forest and the sea. What a lucky day!

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Looking back, the East Peak and West Peak are there, it seems they’re watching us to leave.

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We entered a forest when it’s dark, so we used our headlights or flashlights. However the Pantoll Ranger Station is in front now.

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From the Pantoll Ranger Station, we will use the Steep Ravine Trail and the Dipsea Trail back to the Stinson Beach. It’s completely dark now when we’re on these two trails.

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One sub-group was before us, it’s not so dark when they reached that famous ladder, see below.

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Even though it’s so tired when we came back to the Stinson Beach, all of us feel so proud. Waht a wonderful day and What a wonderful hike! Yes, this trail is the best one in our more than 50 trails we have completed so far.

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Stinson Beach: 10 Marine Way, Stinson Beach, CA 94970

Route: Stinson Beach Parking Lot-Matt Davis Trail–Pantoll Ranger Station Park HQ–Matt Davis Trail–Hoo-Koo-E-Koo Trail–Vic Haun Trail–Temelpa Trail–East Peak (784m)–Old Railroad Grade Trail-(West Point Inn)-Rock Spring Trail–(Mountain Theater)–Old Mine Trail–Pantoll Ranger Station Park HQ–Pantoll Ranger Station Park HQ–Steep Ravine Trail–Dipsea Trail-Stinson Beach Parking Lot