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Old Stage Road and Gravity R.R. - Mt. Tamalpais

Pages:   Introduction   1
View from West Point Inn
View from West Point Inn
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Once upon a time a train went to the top of Mount Tam and you could take an engine free "gravity railroad" back down. This is a short, easy hike that follows this old gravity railroad path. Getting there is also easy, even if you rely on public transportation.
Page One: Bootjack to West Point Inn

Trail Stats:
Number of Days: 1
Miles: 5
Highest Elevation: 1,785
Lowest Elevation: 900
Begining Elevation: 1,475

Suggested Links:
Mount Tamalpais State Park
West Point Inn
Has 5 cabins, one of them wheelchair accessible.
Mountain Home Inn
West Marin Stagecoach Rte. 61

Ranger Station:
Pan Toll Ranger Station

Trailhead Map:
Bootjack to Mountain Home Inn

From Highway 101 take Highway 1 to the Stinson Beach exit. Follow the signs to the mountain. Trailhead is at Bootjack. Golden Gate Transit route 63 also stops at the trailhead and at Mountain Home Inn during the weekend and holidays.

General Notes and Observations:
You could make a nice weekend trip by staying the night at West Point Inn. Call 415-388-9955 for information. You could also stay at Mountain Home Inn, but West Point, though rustic, is considerable less expensive at around $35 a night.

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