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9:30am "Scent-Sational Mt. Tamalpais" Hike

9:30am "Scent-Sational Mt. Tamalpais" Hike

Source: Mt Tamalpais State Park
Time: 9:30 AM
Trailhead: Mt Home Trailhead.

"Scent-Sational Mt. Tamalpais" interpretive hike with docent John Cook.
Mt. Tamalpais is a treasure of beautiful views and quiet places. But Mt. Tam's fragrance is another treat for the senses. On this short hike, we will have "close encounters" with some of the plants that lend Mt. Tam a distinct scent. Depending on the season, wander through forests of Douglas fir, Bay laurel, and other fragrant species. We'll "stop to smell" these and other plants like wild lilac and coastal sage in a natural setting. You'll never smell Mt. Tam the same way again.

Distance: 3 miles
Elevation gain: 607 ft
Moderate.

What to bring: Come prepared. Wear good hiking shoes/boots. Bring plenty of water, lunch and snacks. Hiking poles are recommended on this mountain.

Participation: Hikes are limited to 20 people per leader. First come, first serve. Be on time to allow for parking and meeting with your group. No entrance fee. No pets (unless otherwise specified).

Cancellation policy: Rain or winds above 30 mph will cancel.

Parking: Pantoll, Bootjack, and East Peak trailheads require an $8 parking fee (exact change or check).