We are going up the mountain in Mt. Tamalpais State Park in Marin County.  Our site is the Alice Eastwood Grove Group Camp which is nestled in the redwoods.  The gate is located on the Panoramic Highway near the Mountain Home Inn. 

We will be using both of the adjacent group campsites which include picnic tables, drinking water, chemical toilets, barbeque grill, fire ring, and a large area for tents.  One campsite and restroom is wheelchair accessible.  The total capacity is 21 cars and 75 people, so carpools will be essential.  Sorry, dogs are not allowed by the park.

Weather is changeable so come prepared to bundle up.  And i
f you don't know how to identify poison oak, be sure to ask someone to show you.  It is easy to avoid if you know what it looks like.

Photo from nps.gov/muwo

Alice Eastwood Campground

1.8 miles off 700ish Panoramic Highway
Mill Valley, CA 94941

DIRECTIONS from the East Bay:
-580 W toward San Rafael
-Sir Frances Drake exit (turn left)
-101 S toward SF (4 miles)
-CA-1/Shoreline exit (toward Stinson - go left)
-Left at Panoramic
-Site will be on your left

Below is a Google Map from Berkeley to the site. This is OUR recommended route, not Google's. If you map this yourself on Google, it is much more circuitous, and you are more likely to get lost. So use this route from the East Bay!

Google map

Get off at the parking lot/pull-out across the street from the Mountain Home Inn. Open the gate, close the gate behind you (do not lock) and drive about 2 miles to the end of the road. That's our site!

Please register at the registration table when you arrive.

If for some reason the combo lock is locked, the combination is 8-6-5-3!

The Mt. Tam brochure is attached below for download.  The last page has a basic trail map; it helps to view it at 200%.

If you really want to explore the hiking trails, a high quality, detailed map of the Mt. Tamalpais area called the Olmsted map, is available at outdoor stores.   A guide book such as Tamalpais Trails by Barry Spitz is another way to increase your familiarity with the beautiful Mt. Tam areas.

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Apr 27, 2009, 4:55 PM