We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mount Tam - Southeast Trail

Trail from Summit Ave to East Peak.
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 5.1 miles
Duration: 1-3 hours

Overview :  This is a moderately difficult climb of Mount Tamalpais in Marin County, California. The top offers an incredible view of the... more »

Tips:  Bring plenty of water and good hiking shoes for the poorly made path.

Take this guide with you!

Save to mobile
Get this guide & thousands of others on your mobile phone
EveryTrail guides are created by travelers like you.
  1. 1. Download the EveryTrail app from the App Store
  2. 2. Search for the Mount Tam - Southeast Trail guide
  3. 3. Enjoy your self-guided tour
Get the app

Points of Interest

1. Trailhead

Find parking along the road and start down the fire road.

2. Waterfalls

In this area there are some nice little waterfalls. They maybe a little slow during dry times over the summer but during the winter after rainfall they have a nice flow to them.

3. East Peak

East Peak has an incredible view once you made the complete climb. You can see a full 360 degree view of Marin county and see parts of San Francisco and the East Bay.

4. Trail End

This is where the trail goes back on to the road. This is an alternative start point.