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The hike begins across the street from the Pantoll Ranger Station on the Old Stage Road and travels approximately 0.5 miles on asphalt before turning into gravel for the next three miles. The grade is gentle, only gaining 1,162 feet over four miles, and the view is spectacular on a clear day. At approximately two miles into the climb, there is a Cabin (West Point Inn) that has water, picnic tables, snacks for sale and one of the most relaxing places to stop for lunch on a hike (or bike) you could imagine! From the inn the trail turns into the Old Railroad Grade Fire Road for 1.5 miles before reaching the main paved road to the upper parking lot, visitor's center and bathrooms just shy of the peak. This section is a little more challenging and you'll begin to encounter several trails crossing the mountain, simply continue going up, it's very apparent where to go by now. To the immediate left of the bathrooms there is a railroad-tie path leading to the peak, follow this for the remaining 0.3 miles and you will arrive at your destination; Mt Tamalpais Summit!
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