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MT Tam: Cataract Falls/Potrero Meadows Loop - 6.5 mi Moderate Hike

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Nov 30 1:00PM - 3:00PM

CARPOOL REQUEST COMMENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED DUE TO THE LARGE SIZE OF THE GROUP. Please read below how to carpool.

Level: Moderate
Total Distance: 6.3 miles round-trip
Hiking Time: 3 hours
Elevation Change: 1,600 feet
Official Trail Use: No Dogs

Please read our tutorial for hiking in the sun:
https://www.sleeplateandhike.com/tutorials/how-to-hike-in-the-sun/

Facilities Pit toilets at the trail head.

PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO GO BEFORE YOU ARRIVE SO WE CAN START ON TIME.

Recommended Map:

http://www.mappery.com/maps/Mount-Tamalpais-State-Park-Map.pdf

NAVIGATION:

Quarry Parking Lot (most cars) GPS DMS Format:

3754'52.1"N 12236'33.4"W

Quarry Parking Lot (google maps) GPS DD Format:

[masked], [masked]

Please use the Google Maps link above to familiarize yourself with the trip and explore various route options from your home. Zoom in all the way.

The GPS locations below and the map link above are accurate enough to find us by looking around with your eyes when you get there.

Nearest street address:

The intersection of Langunitas-Rock Springs Fire Rd and Ridgecrest blvd, Mill Valley, CA 94598

Google Maps address:

East at Rock -Langunitas FR, E Ridgecrest Blvd, Mill Valley, CA 94941

The Google Waze app will route around "restricted access" roads, unlike the Google Maps app, using the same map data as Google Maps. Therefore, Waze is recommended over the Google Maps app for your phone.

If you have the Waze app installed on your phone, click this URL:

http://waze.to/?ll=37.914465,-122.609274&navigate=yes

Just click it. It will open Waze and start navigating to the trail head.

As always, it is good practice to confirm the night before that any app you use takes you to where you expect by comparing the destination with what is posted above on your PC/Mac.

Most street addresses provided are approximate, and may be up to a couple of miles from the hike location. Use GPS coordinates when driving, if possible.

Meeting place:

Quarry Parking Lot, Behind Mt. Tam's Mountain Theater
Parking:

There are four parking lots within a quarter mile of the trail head. Plan to arrive 30 MINUTES EARLY to find parking and walk to the trail head.

CARPOOLING:

We will use this link for carpooling:

https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/8v4ao0

Please sign up here.

CARPOOLING MANNERS:

Please refrain from trying to negotiate your carpool in the comments, as it is equivalent to sending multiple "Reply All" emails to everyone.

Please start your carpool quest, by first adding yourself to the carpool link above.

Then, use the contact info provided by the driver or rider in the link above to contact them directly and privately.

Please be considerate of others and resist the urge to "Reply All".

Thank you for understanding.

HIKING SUMMARY:

One of Mount Tamalpaiss most compelling assets is its broad variety of possible hikes. You can order up your hike like a San Francisco burrito: hot or mild, small or grande, with just rice and beans or the works. This 6.5-mile loop is one of the mountains wildest, with only two short segments on fire roads and the rest on narrow and rocky hiking-only trails. This entire loop is a tour de force of the mountains magic: youll experience dense forests, aromatic chaparral, rushing creeks, waterfalls, and flower-dotted meadows.

After winter storms, water crashes down over huge boulders here this is one of the most scenic waterfalls in the Bay Area.

HIKING DIRECTIONS:

Forward Path:
Lagunitas-Rock Springs -> Laurel Dell -> Cataract Falls -> Alpine Lake

Return Path:
Alpine Lake-> Cataract Falls -> Simmons -> cross Ridgecrest Blvd -> Upper Old Mine -> Spur

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How to find us:Quarry Parking Lot, Behind Mt. Tam's Mountain TheaterParking:

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