SAN FRANCISCO HIKING CLUB

MT. TAMALPAIS: NORTH SIDE LAKES, FORESTS & UNOFFICIAL TRAILS

  • 11/10/2018
  • 8:45 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Meet under the Safeway sign at Market & Dolores

MT. TAMALPAIS: NORTH SIDE LAKES, FORESTS & UNOFFICIAL TRAILS

Leader: Gary Weiss

Leader Email: gary@sfhiking.com

Leader Phone: 415-279-5570

Meeting Date and Day: Saturday, Nov 10 2018

Meeting Time:  8:45 AM

Departure Time: 9:00 AM

Meeting Place: Meet under the Safeway sign on Market & Dolores - to the left of See's Candies

Rating: Level-4

Mileage: 10 Miles

Elevation Gain: 1500'

Description: This hike will take us to areas of the Swede George and Van Wyck watersheds that I've never included in any previous hike. We'll spend the majority of the day in very remote, forested areas. Having had any rain at all in early November will make the hike that much more spectacular. We'll begin at Bon Tempe Dam, take the Kent Trail for a couple of miles before heading up the bottom of Van Wyck canyon through a very mature redwood forest - not shown on any maps. We'll have a peek at Really Hidden Lake before crossing over to and up Swede George creek. We'll then criss-cross the area before dropping back down to Lake Lagunitas, then back to the cars along Bon Tempe Lake. 

Bring/Wear: Bring lots of water, lunch, snacks and sturdy hiking shoes.

Rain Policy: Contact hike leader if weather is questionable 

Driving Distance: Total distance, there and back is 48.6

Total Bridge Tolls and Entry Fees: 15.00

Car Pool Fees: $10.00

Alternative Meeting Place #1: From US 101 take the San Anselmo/Sir Francis Drake Blvd. exit. Stay on SF Drake for a bit over 5 miles. After passing a tiny gas station on the left there will be a quick left onto Pacheco and an immediate right onto Broadway. At the first Stop sign go left onto Bolinas-Fairfax Rd. After a bit over a mile you'll see a sign on the left for Lake Lagunitas. Take that left. After passing the empty kiosk stop on the right to pay the $8.00 entrance fee into the Marin Municipal Water District. Continue for about 3/4 of a mile before turning right onto a dirt/gravel road to Bon Tempe Dam. You'll eventually see a parking lot on the left. G-Maps link: https://www.google.com/maps/dir/2020+Market+Street,+San+Francisco,+CA/37.9592094,-122.6098176/@37.974266,-122.6158255,12.33z/am=t/data=!4m9!4m8!1m5!1m1!1s0x808f7e1e329b437d:0xf9b56566bbf7a57f!2m2!1d-122.4279658!2d37.7688946!1m0!3e0

Alternative Meeting Time #1: 10:00 AM

Alternative Meeting Departure Time #1: 10:15 AM

Alternative Meeting Place #2: If you'd like to stop at the Fairfax Parkade to combine passengers, let the hikeleader know.

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