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Mount Tam: The hiker's heaven

By: Jaymi Heimbuch on June 17, 2013, 4:17 p.m.
A road leading around Mount Tam

Photo: Jaymi Heimbuch

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Or you could just drive

Even if you don't want to hike, the drive up and around Mount Tam is scenic and offers plenty of sights. There are three parking lots on Mount Tam, two of which are free, and camping is also available — though snagging a spot can be a challenge and you'll have to make your reservations far in advance. Public transportation from San Francisco to Mount Tam is also available.