Mount Tamalpais is often considered the symbol of Marin County. Locals affectionately refer to it as Mount Tam, and hikers come from all over the state to get a glimpse from the top of the peak. Located north of San Francisco, Mount Tam is situated perfectly to give hikers breathtaking views from above the clouds, overlooking San Francisco, the Pacific Ocean, and the scenic slopes. In addition to the beautiful scenery Mount Tam offers, the mountain also has a fascinating geologic background. Read on to learn more about what makes Mount Tam as frightening as it is beautiful.

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