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Mount Tam: The hiker's heaven

By: Jaymi Heimbuch on June 17, 2013, 4:17 p.m.
The veiw from the peak of Mount Tam

Photo: roens/Flickr

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What a view

The peak of Mount Tam offers spectacular views of the Bay Area. From the top, on a clear day, you can see far out into the Pacific and spot the Farallon Islands 25 miles offshore. You will also see over the Marin Hills to San Francisco and across the bay to Oakland and even Mount Diablo. Arriving  pre-dawn or at sunset will provide you with a view of the city lights twinkling around the bay.