The trails of Mt Tam are one of its greatest attractions. More than fifty miles of trails lie within the park and connect to an even larger system of trails (200 miles) on adjacent public lands. Dogs are not permitted on State Park trails or in undeveloped areas. Regulations are strictly enforced. Horses are allowed on all fire roads, paved roads and on certain, clearly designated (posted) trails. Bicyclists are allowed on fire roads and paved roads only.
Trained park volunteers lead hikes on Saturdays and Sundays leaving at 9:30 am from various locations (our schedules can be seen below). To purchase a trail map by mail, send a check for $1.00 made out to Friends of Mt Tam, along with a self-addressed and stamped #10 envelope (4 1/8″ x 9.5″) to:
Friends of Mt Tam
P.O. Box 7064
Corte Madera, CA 94976
Mt Tam Directions
From Highway 101 take the Stinson Beach exit and follow the signs along Highway 1 up the mountain.
3801 Panoramic Highway
Mill Valley, CA 94941
(For the latest West Marin Stage Coach, bus schedule, serving Mt. Tamalpais State Park, call the West Marin Stage Coach, @ 415.526.3239 or Marin Transit)
Other Public Transit Options – If you want to combine a tour of Muir Woods National Monument first and then hike up the adjacent Trails of Mt. Tamalpais State Park: Golden Gate Transit operates shuttle service between Marin City and Manzanita Park and Ride to Muir Woods on weekends / holidays between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Fares are $2 for adults, $1 for seniors, disabled and youth (age 6-18). Passengers under 6 will ride free.
Local tour companies bring groups to Muir Woods on a daily basis. Most tours originate in downtown San Francisco or Fishermans’ Wharf, and include time in Sausalito. For tour companies, check the phone book or do a web search for Muir Woods tours.