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Verna Dunshee Trail 

Posted in Blogging Marin on Monday, July 15, 2013 by MCVB Staff

Top of Tam: Marin's Verna Dunshee Trail 

I'm high atop Mount Tamalpais on the Verna Dunshee trail and the Bay Area spreads out below me in miniature. It's a magical view:  lush ridges, hills and valleys, fog-kissed San Francisco and the Golden Gate, the scintillating waters of San Francisco Bay, and Mount Diablo rising beyond the East Bay hills.


The Verna Dunshee  trail is the crown jewel of Marin's Mount Tamalpais State Park. Since its construction in 1896, this easy-going path traces a three-quarter-mile circle around the rocky east peak of county's 2,571-foot signature mountain. It brings you to the Sunrise Point on the peak's south side for views of Bay Area landmarks before continuing on to vistas of east, north, and west Marin—and beyond.


GETTING THERE From Highway 101, take the Highway 1–Stinson Beach exit and follow the signs to Mount Tamalpais–East Peak. The trail is open daily from 7 a.m. to sunset. (415) 388-2070, Mount Tamalpais State Park.

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