Friends of Mt Tam

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We are the volunteer organization working with Mt Tamalpais State Park to help you enjoy Mount Tam. We lead hikes, present astronomy programs, staff the Visitor Center and the Gravity Car Barn museum at East Peak, and much more. You can also visit the State Park website or learn more about us.

Friends of Mt Tam offers:

  • Guided hikes and loop hikes, from easy strolls to rigorous multi-milers as well as moonlight and moonrise hikes.
  • Astronomy nights April through October, with lectures by astronomers and space science professionals held in the Cushing Memorial Amphitheater (the Mountain Theater) followed by a brief Night Sky Tour highlighting the prominent constellations, stars and planets. Continued viewing through telescopes in the Rock Spring parking lot. Appropriate for for all ages and levels of knowledge.
  • A Visitor Center at East Peak that is open weekend days, as is the Gravity Car Barn, a small museum commemorating the railroad that once climbed the mountain. Learn about the history, geology, flora, and fauna of Mt Tam.  You can also get trail advice and find maps and gifts.

How to get here: See maps and directions. Or, you can get to Mt Tam by public transportation – for the bus schedule, visit the West Marin Stage Coach website or call 415.526.3236.

Who are we?  We lead hikes, assist at astronomy nights, staff the Visitor Center, staff the Gravity Car Barn, and help maintain the trails. Take a look!

Check for other information in the FAQ. If you can’t find the answer to your questions there, please contact us.