"Mount Tamalpais, or Mount Tam as locals call it, has been attracting wanderers for more than a century. There is a little of everything here, including open grasslands, dense laurels, redwood-and fern-filled canyons, and oak knolls. The trail follows the path of an old railroad, and hikers can still see some vestiges of the line along the path. One such remnant is the historical West Point Inn, which was built by the railroad, and is still open for business. Hikers are encouraged to stop by this novel spot for refreshments. Terrain: Gravel fire road and dirt path through second-growth redwood forest, chaparral, and oak woodland on mountain slopes."