Backpacking Trip: Presidio to Mt. Tamalpais

Jul 29th, 2020
View of Golden Gate Bridge from Ridge Trail

Description: This route exposes you to unmatched diversity with urban, coastal, grassland, and forest landscapes. Not to mention, the many iconic places and views you will hike through.

Vehicle Logistics: This trip can be a one-night shuttle in either direction or a three night out and back. Parking overnight in the Presidio is not allowed so you may need to be dropped off. $25 overnight parking fee at Pantoll.

Water: Carry all of your water for the trip. The last water stop before Pantoll is at the Golden Gate Bridge North Vista Point. There is a fountain 1.5 miles off route at the Muir Woods National Monument main entrance just in case. Pantoll has fountains and spigots.


Day 1: Arguello Gate, Presidio – Haypress Camp, Tennessee Valley

Mileage / Elevation: 10 miles / 845’ gain

Maps: Arguello to Golden Gate Bridge, Bridge to Tennessee Valley

Camp: Haypress Camp: Primitive hike in site, reservation required, free


Day 2: Haypress Camp – Pantoll Campground 

Mileage / Elevation: 9.2 miles / 2255’ gain

Maps: Tennessee Valley to Shoreline Hwy, Shoreline Hwy to Pantoll

Camp: Pantoll Camp: Hike in site, first come first served, $25 per night.

OuterSpatial Mobile Map: Coming Soon

Total: 19.2 miles / 3100’ elevation gain


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