1:28,575 scale with shaded relief and 40-foot contours.
26.5" X 32", folds to 4" x 9" Single-sided.
Published by Pease Press.
2019 Paper: $8.95
Mist rises above Muir Woods,
as seen from Dias Ridge
Goldfields and poppies are just
two of the spring flowers in the
Marin Headlands. (These are along the north Miwok Trail between Hwy 1 and Coyote Ridge, last April).
Mt. Tamalpais Watershed has serpentine outcrops, vast tracts of chaparral, hardy cypress groves, and broad views Pretty sure this is looking east toward White Hill.
The Rambler's Guide to Trails of Mt. Tamalpais, Muir Woods, and Marin Headlands was first published in 1983 by Berkeley author Jerry Olmsted. Back then, most hiking maps were hand-drawn, single-color maps with cardstock covers, but Olmsted and cartographer Kristen Bergstrom mapped Mt. Tam and its surroundnings with bright red trails, USGS contours, shaded relief, and a strong sense of color and history, inspired by the best hiking maps of Europe. Through 10 editions, this was the go-to map for Bay Area hikers and bicyclists exploring Marin.
In 2014, cartographer Ben Pease dusted off the art with crisp, GIS trails, and adjusted everything tighter, but retained the spirit and delight of the original map. We remapped key sections with a measuring wheel and compass.
For our 2019 2nd edition, we rescaled the map to fit new trails and trailheads along Sir Francis Drake Blvd. in San Geronimo Valley, and we added downtown San Rafael, a key hub for Golden Gate Transit and SMART trains. Trail mileages, updated facilities information, and public transit routes help you plan your trip.
Update: As of March 22, 2020 the Marin County board of supervisors closed ALL Marin parks – GGNRA, State, County, Open Space, and Local – due to COVID-19 precautions, because of a large influx of people from all over the region converging on scenic spots like Stinson Beach, Point Reyes, and Mt. Tamalpais, to the concern of rangers, local businesses and residents. Per the SF Chronicle the next morning, Marin County’s health department clarified that the closure refers to motorized access to parks and that residents are still allowed to walk or bike on trails and in parks near their homes. So stay at home a LOT, walk your neighborhood (trails included), or appreciate Marin from a distance. Things may change for the better, but it's going to take a minute. Of course follow proper social distancing and obey any posted closures.
Like Olmsted's original map, our new map extends from Bolinas Ridge to the Golden Gate. We extended the north edge of the map to include 4 new trailheads at Whites Hill Summit and San Geronimo Valley.
Above is a detail of the intricate trail network on Mt. Tamalpais. Bike-legal trails are shown in purple; hiking and hiking/equestrian trails are in red. The blue 1000 meter, UTM grid is helpful for GPS navigation.
The steeply folded Marin Headlands preserves several historic Army posts. It offers great views of the Golden Gate and west over the Pacific Ocean. Those are 40-foot contours.
The gazatteer of place names by historian Lincoln Fairley and Jerry Olmsted, the original publisher fills out the bottom of the map. We added Helen Gerbode (who played a crucial role in stopping the Marincello development, and we are looking for more women to keep Alice Eastwood company.
Marin/North Bay bookstores selling the Tam map include:
Copperfield's Books (San Rafael, Larkspur Landing, and Petaluma); Book Passage (Corte Madera), and Sausalito Books by the Bay.
Also: Muir Woods Visitor Center, Acme Bikes (4th St., San Rafael), Marin Museum of Bicycling and Krakatoa Cycles (Fairfax); Village Peddler (Larkspur), Wild Birds Unlimited (Novato's Vintage Shopping Center) and All Wrapped Up in downtown Mill Valley.
We left a sample at Whyte's Booksmith (San Anselmo); ask and they should be able to order it. .
Moe's on Telegraph and Pegasus Downtown (Berkeley). And of course, REI.
Find the 2nd edition of the Tam map at: The Green Arcade, Green Apple, Browser Books, Bookshop West Portal, Bird & Beckett, Forest Books, Alexander Book Co., Japonica, Book Passage, and Bay Crossings(Ferry Bldg.). Also REI and Spoke Easy (Richmond District).
Our Ordering page has links and contact info for these and other bookstores. You can also order from Pease Press. Call us with any questions..