Willow Camp Fire Road – Mount Tamalpais State Park
Location: Panoramic Hwy, Mill Valley, CA
Features: Hiking trails, bike friendly, bird watching, dogs allowed, wildlife observation
The Willow Camp Fire Road is a fire road starting from the ocean to the mountain ridge. It starts at the intersection at the Shoreline Highway. The road is steep and directly climbs up the mountain. Coupled with switchbacks, the road takes hikers to the ridge with breathtaking views on either side. The road intersects with Coastal Trail and finally ends at Ridgecrest Boulevard.
About Mount Tamalpais State Park
A California State Park in Marin County in California, Mount Tamalpais State Park is home to Mount Tamalpais standing majestic at 2,500 feet. The park is also home redwoods and oak forests as well as approximately 60 miles of hiking trails that connects to more than 200 miles network of trails beyond the state park. Mount Tamalpais State Park also houses the Muir Woods National Monument, a United States National Monument and part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
Top 3 Adventure Hacks
1) Don’t get lost.
There are so many trails on Mount Tamalpais. It is highly recommended that, prior going on a hike, one should get directions or download a detailed map. Mount Tamalpais maps can be downloaded online. Moreover, maps can also be purchased at the Pantoll Ranger Station or the East Peak Visitor Center.
2) Bring lots of water.
Trails without much shade can cause dehydration as the heat may cause you to lose more water through sweat. Bring an extra bottle or bottles. Use a carabiner when there is no space left inside your bag.
3) Always bring some snack with you.
Bring some handy, high energy snacks with you. Make sure that it is high protein, high sugar to give you the extra boost on exhausting hikes.