Learn about the "Crookest Railroad In The World" - Franklin Young
Source: Mt Tamalpais State Park
Mount Tamalpais State Park Docent Led Hike TENTATIVE ROUTE: Hogback - Matt Davis - Nora - West Point Inn - Old Railroad Grade - Gravity Car Grade - Mountain Home MEET: Mountain Home Parking Area DISTANCE: 5 miles / Moderately Strenuous DEPARTURE: 5:00pm Departure - Group should return no later than 7:30pm Hike Details NO REGISTRATION OR SIGN UP NECCESSARY. Everyone welcome! You do not need to be a Friends of Mt Tam member to participate. Just show up! CANCELLATIONS: Rain, red flag days, winds above 30 mph, and unforeseen circumstances will cancel. Check the Friends of Mt Tam Facebook for updates: https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfMtTam PARKING: We strongly recommend carpooling and arriving 15 minutes early to find parking. Certain parking areas require a $8 fee (Pantoll, Bootjack, and East Peak). Bring exact change! WATER: Bring at least two bottles of water on hot days. Most hikes do not pass by public drinking water sources. FOOD: Unless stated otherwise in the hike description, there will not be a formal lunch stop. Bring your own snacks. PROTECTION: Ticks, mosquitoes, horse flies and yellow jackets are present, but not abundant. STURDY BOOTS: Trails are uneven, rocky and can be very steep in places. Sandals, sneakers and running shoes are not recommended. COVID PRECAUTIONS: Frequent hand sanitation, physical distancing, and no sharing of gear or maps. Visitors need to be fully prepared to provide for all of their own needs, including a map (printed or downloaded), hand sanitizer, tissues, and first aid supplies. HIKE DOCENTS have been trained under the California State Parks Volunteers In the Park Program (VIPP).