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Stinson Beach to Mt. Tam East Peak via Matt Davis Trail and Northside Trail

Hike to the top of Mt. Tam and Bike down
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Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 16.3 miles
Duration: Half day

Overview :  This guide is a hike from Stinson to the East Peak of Mt. Tam via the Matt Davis Trail with a bike ride down the fire road and... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Parking and Trailhead

Park a long the street or you could park down at the beach park and walk up here. The Trailhead has a sign and small bridge.

2. Short cut

Here the recommended route is to follow the trail to the Pan Toll Ranger Station and then travel up the road, but this guide shows a cross country route which is a little bit of a short-cut.

3. Northside Trail

There is a trail called the Northside Trail that turns off from the fire road up some stairs. This is the best way up to East Peak from here.

4. East Peak and the Parking lot.

There is a rack here to store bikes while hiking up. The East Peak also offers a great view of the bay area on a clear day.