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Mount Tam: The hiker's heaven

Two rattlesnakes on Mount Tam

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Watch where you step

Watch out for some of the wildlife though — especially rattlesnakes. This is particularly important in warm summer and fall months. Rattlesnakes seek out warm spots on rocks and on dirt trails, but can often be hard to spot, so keep an ear out for their tell-tale rattling sound that warns you of their presence.