Wednesday, March 18, 2015

East Peak Trail

                                          “Rise Above the Fog”

On a foggy day in Marine County there is a great place to see the sun.


The East peak trail at Mt. Tamalpais state park allows you to rise above the fog. You start your hike to the left of Throckmorton fire station on hogback fire road. Where the trail starts on a wide dirt road.  Be prepared to hike up most of the way there and down on the way back. This hike provides you with a good workout and may cause you to sweat. It takes about 3 to 4 hours round trip to complete this hike depending if you want to stop and have something to eat. The trail has many different wooden steps, rocky areas, and dirt roads. On a clear day, one can see stunning views of the bay and Richmond’s bridge. There are signs along the way, so you don’t get lost. After old railroad and fern creek trail, you will come across a cemented area that takes you to the visitor center or the plank walk trail. It takes about 10 to 15 minutes to reach the highest point from the start of the plank walk trail. The elevation of the highest point is 2,571 feet. Once you reach the top you will have a magnificent 360 degree view of San Francisco. Have a picnic on a rock and feel as if you are on top of the world.
Written by Irina Vakulchik
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