Magazine article Sunset

New Trail, New Guides for Mount Tamalpais Hikers

Magazine article Sunset

New Trail, New Guides for Mount Tamalpais Hikers

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New trail, new guides for Mount Tamalpais hikers Navigating your way around the extensive trail network of Marin County's Mount Tamalpais is now easier and more enjoyable with the recent publication of two excellent guides and improved access near West Peak.

A new trail connection through the formerly off-limits West Peak Air Force Station lets you hike directly from picnic sites on the mountain's north face to historic West Point Inn on the south. A pleasant loop hike that takes advantage f this new connection begins at the Rock Springs parking area, where Pantoll Road meets Ridgecrest Boulevard. Depending on which picnic area on the north face you choose to visit, the total distance will be 5 to 6 miles, with an elevation gain and loss of about 600 feet.

From the Rifle Camp picnic area, the Arturo Trail climbs to the deactivated Air Force station at the crest. Then the Alice Eastwood Trail drops you steeply down to the West Point Inn for a cold lemonade and a sweeping view from the front porch. …

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