Mount Tamalpais

Coordinates: 37°55′26.12″N 122°35′47.92″W / 37.9239222°N 122.5966444°W / 37.9239222; -122.5966444
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Mount Tamalpais
Mt. Tamalpais as seen from Muir Beach Overlook
Highest point
Elevation2,574 feet (784 metres)
Prominence2,460 ft (750 m)[1]
Coordinates37°55′26.12″N 122°35′47.92″W / 37.9239222°N 122.5966444°W / 37.9239222; -122.5966444
LocationMarin County, California, USA
Parent rangeCalifornia Coast Ranges
Topo mapUSGS San Rafael
Mountain typeSedimentary
First ascent1830s by Jacob P. Leese[2]
Easiest routeRailroad Grade fire trail

Mount Tamalpais (pronounced /tæməlˈpaɪ.ɨs/, known locally as "Mount Tam") is a mountain in Marin County, California, United States. It is the highest mountain in the Marin Hills. It is often seen as a symbol of Marin County.

A lot of Mount Tamalpais is on protected public lands such as Mount Tamalpais State Park and the Mount Tamalpais Watershed. The elevation at the East Peak, its second highest point, is 2,572 feet (784 m). The West Peak, the mountain's highest peak, is 2,574 feet (785 m) above sea level.

References[change | change source]

  1. Key col elevation between 110 and 120 ft.
  2. Sharon Skolnick, Bernie Lustgarten, 1989,Dreams of Tamalpais, Last Gasp of San Francisco Press, ISBN 978-0-86719-357-2