Hikes in Mount Tamalpais Watershed
1 Jan 2012
Mt Tamalpais Watershed is a large conservation area in Marin County with 130+ miles of hiking trails.

Best Months to Visit: Winter and spring. Cataract Falls is best visited soon after rains.

Parking: Vehicle entrance fees was $8 in Feb 2011 for certain trail heads. Many trailheads are free.

List of Hikes
0.7 miles
100 ft
Alpine Lake
A rarely traversed route along an unmaintained trail in Mount Tamalpais Watershed.

9.1 miles
1700 ft
Carson Falls - Kent Lake - Pine Mountain - Route I
Pretty hike to a seasonal waterfall, a serene lake and a mountain with excellent views in Marin County. Best visited after recent rains.

8.4 miles
2100 ft
Carson Falls - Kent Lake - Pine Mountain - Route II
Pretty hike to a seasonal waterfall, a serene lake and a mountain with excellent views in Marin County. Best visited after recent rains.

6.7 miles
1500 ft
Carson Falls - Kent Lake - Route I
Pretty hike to a seasonal waterfall and a serene lake in Marin County. Best visited after recent rains.

5.5 miles
1500 ft
Carson Falls - Kent Lake - Route II
Pretty hike to a seasonal waterfall and a serene lake in Marin County. Best visited after recent rains.

6.2 miles
1500 ft
Carson Falls - Pine Mountain - Route I
Pretty hike to a seasonal waterfall and a mountain in Marin County that offers excellent views. Best visited after recent rains.

5.6 miles
1400 ft
Carson Falls - Pine Mountain - Route II
Pretty hike to a seasonal waterfall and a mountain top in Marin County with excellent views. Best visited after recent rains.

3.6 miles
900 ft
Carson Falls - Route I
Pretty hike to a seasonal waterfall in Marin County. Best visited after recent rains.

2.3 miles
900 ft
Carson Falls - Route II
Pretty hike to a seasonal waterfall in Marin County. Best visited after recent rains.

8.0 miles
1600 ft
Carson Falls - Route III
A gorgeous hike to Carson Falls, best visited in late winter after rains. This route also explores fire roads to the south west of Carson Falls, making it longer.

8.0 miles
1800 ft
Cascade Falls - Pine Mountain
A route that explores all the trails in the western section of Cascade Canyon Open Space Preserve, all the way to Pine Mountain. The trails go through varied terrain like forests, creeks, waterfalls and ridges offering panoramic valley views.

3.1 miles
1000 ft
Cataract Falls - Route I
A gorgeous but steep hike next to a creek that is full of water after rains.

5.8 miles
1400 ft
Cataract Falls - Route II
Beautiful shaded hike to a small waterfall, all along a creek that flows with water after seasonal rains.

10.1 miles
2000 ft
East Peak from Pantoll Ranger Station - Route I
Mostly shaded hike with panoramic valley views from East Peak.

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