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Plankwalk Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 5.0 (3)

A popular trail to the summit of Mount Tamalpais.


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0.3

Miles

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KM

Point to Point

2,563' 781 m

High

2,378' 725 m

Low

185' 57 m

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Down

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

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$8 fee if you drive to the trailhead.

Description

This trail starts at the large, busy parking lot near the summit of Mount Tamalpais. The first part is a boardwalk that soon turns into steps. Near the top, the steps end, and there are some rocky switchbacks to navigate to reach the fire lookout on the summit. There are excellent views in every direction.

Flora & Fauna

Chaparral with oaks, madrone, manzanita, and chamise.

Contacts

Shared By:

Miguel Vieira

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  5.0 from 3 votes

#937

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Trail Rankings

#119

in California

#937

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Photos

View from the East Peak.
Jun 4, 2015 near Larkspur, CA
A view from the East Peak of Mt Tamalpais.
May 30, 2017 near Larkspur, CA
View from the summit.
Jun 4, 2015 near Larkspur, CA
Scramble to the Fire Lookout.
Jun 8, 2015 near Larkspur, CA

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Aug 2, 2017
K&A Best
Jul 9, 2017
Sierra Greenman
Drove up in the morning and was greeted with stunning views. Hiked to the peak and a bit of the near by trails. By the time I left most of the fog ... 2mi
May 31, 2017
Irvin Sandoval
With 15lbs of a kid
May 29, 2016
Jessica N.
Oct 5, 2014
Michele S