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Mount Tam: The hiker's heaven

By: Jaymi Heimbuch on June 17, 2013, 4:17 p.m.
Mount Tam hiking trail

Photo: Miguel Vieira/Flickr

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A variety of trails

Miles of trails crisscross the sides of Mount Tam, and hikers will encounter a variety of habitats from redwood forests to oak groves, and nearer the top, chaparral and open grasslands. Each habitat has its own special beauty and its own variety of wildlife. Dress in layers, as the temperature can vary depending on where you are on the mountain.