Where is Mount Tamalpais State Park?
Seeing the Bay of San Francisco from a bird’s eye view is an experience few tourists experience. By that I do not mean the flyover in the plane – the window seat holders have certainly been able to enjoy impressive views when approaching San Francisco (left side of the plane).
We are talking about one of the highest elevations in the Bay Area, Mount Tamalpais. As part of the Northern California Coast Ranges, it rises 784 meters in Marin County, making it the highest elevation in the Marin Hills. However, most visitors miss the fact that such a large elevation exists in close proximity to the Bay Area.
Mount Tamalpais, Bay Area, California
The entrance sign to the State Park (346kb).
Mount Tamalpais, also called Mount Tam, actually consists of two hills: East Peak and West Peak. The latter was originally even 793 meters high, but the summit was removed a few meters due to the construction of a radar system. The middle Peak – a kind of small hump between the other two – is hardly perceived as such. Much of the mountain belongs to Mount Tamalpais State Park.
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