Temelpa Trail

MODERATE 39 reviews
#10 of 45 trails in

Temelpa Trail is a 4.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Mill Valley, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
4.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1807 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Trail from Summit Ave to East Peak. This is a moderately difficult climb of Mount Tamalpais in Marin County, California. The top offers an incredible view of the surrounding landscape, this is one of the best views in the Bay Area. The climb is short but has a large elevation gain during the hike.

hiking
25 days ago

Great and streneous hike up to Mt. Tam. The hike up has a few mini-canyons that can be challenging to get solid footing. The views are wonderful, but if you're just doing it for the view, drive up to Mt. Tam instead and hike the 0.3 mi to the top.

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2 months ago

As described, the top of the peak offers fantastic views. Park on the side of Fern Canyon Rd at the intersection of Summit Ave and Fern Canyon Rd; there isn't a lot of space, only enough for about 3 cars.

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6 months ago

Challenging switchbacks, trail is challenging in parts as it seems more like a dried out creek bed. Descent was hard at times because of this. Amazing views and great challenge! Tam is a gem!

6 months ago

One of my favorite Bay Area trails- beautiful view at the top and gets your heart rate up. Plus, you don't have to fight for parking like you do at dipsea or mt tam. Steep incline for about half the way up, but then pretty easy.

7 months ago

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8 months ago

This is a steady climb with with several flat switchbacks near the top. Some exposure with long stretches of shade. Loose rock and dirt in sections. I parked just below the trailhead. Spectacular views.