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Cycling Mt. Tamalpais via Panoramic Highway South
View from Pan Toll Road South
Ride 10.3 miles gaining 2,724’ at 4.7% average grade.
Before heading to the bay area on your cycling adventure, be sure to rely on our list of Things to Bring on a Cycling Trip, and use our interactive checklist to ensure you don't forget anything.
This climb is one of the four primary routes in Marin County to the top of Mt. Tamalpais.
Mt. Tamalpais is the highest mountain in the Marin County and has two peaks: the East Peak (2,574') and West Peak (2,563'). The white radar dome that sits upon Mt. Tam's slightly lower western peak is quite discernible from afar. An exceptionally scenic and unique riding opportunity is to ride from the Golden Gate Bridge to the top of Mt. Tam (see details at GGB page).
This climb is divided into three parts:
Mile 2.2 (just after turning onto Panoramic Highway).
Working our way up the mountain.
Top left: Dome as seen from Ridgecrest Boulevard (from Alpine Dam and Fairfax-Bolinas routes)
Bottom left: Dome as seen from Panoramic Highway (north/south) and Muir Woods routes.
Bootjack Campground mile 7. Intersection of Shoreline and Pantoll Road at mile 7.3.
Turn right onto Pantoll Road at the intersection.
Junction of Pantoll Road and Ridgecrest Boulevard
Make this climb part of your Bay Area vacation.
That’s a wrap!!