16.3 miles, Half day
This guide is a hike from Stinson to the East Peak of Mt. Tam via the Matt Davis Trail with a bike ride down the fire road and Panoramic Highway. There is a place to store the bikes up at the East Peak parking lot and lock them up to the bike racks. There is a wide variety of ways to hike up from Stinson and also to come back down. This guide shows one of the many possible ways. The Matt Davis trail for the first two to three miles is very lush following a creek up the mountain with many small waterfalls. This part is one of the nicer hikes in Marin even though it is steep. Most of the climbing is done during the first three to four miles after that there are some small ups and downs.