Enjoying Ring Mountain in Corte Madera and Tiburon
One of our favorite neighborhood walks in Corte Madera is the Ring Mountain Nature Preserve that separates Corte Madera and Tiburon. The view of the Bay, Mt. Tamalpais, and San Francisco are spectacular, particularly after a rain has washed the air clear.
You can start your walk from the top of Koch Road along Highway 101, at the top of Endeavour Drive (Paradise Drive to Prince Royal to Endeavor), the top of Robin Drive or Taylor Lane, or at the open space trail head a little further south on Paradise Drive. Here is Tracy Dunham’s account of a ring Mountain walk, from the Marin Independent Journal.
The Magic of Steep Ravine, Mount Tamalpias State Park
With its rushing creeks and waterfalls, Steep Ravine trail on Mt. Tamalpais provides a magical springtime hike. These recent photos from our friend and client Michael Serecsko tell more than we can describe about this experience. Tracy Dunham describes a Steep Ravine hike in the Marin Independent Journal.
For the more adventuresome, choose a day with a full moon, and plan to hike down Steep Ravine to reach Stinson Beach early in the evening. I have done this several times, enjoying a beer at the Sand Dollar Restaurant, and then hiking back up in the bright moonlight. Not recommended for everyone, but a delightful experience.