Mt. Tamalpais, located north of San Francisco between Mill Valley & Stinson Beach, is one of the most scenic mountain sites in California. It has unobstructed panoramic views of the Pacific ocean, San Francisco, and the Bay and Delta waters. There are many popular hiking trails all around the state park and Stinson Beach is below. The site is rated INTERMEDIATE for both hang gliding and paragliding. All pilots are responsible for following and enforcing their respective site rules. The rules for hang glider pilots are slightly different from the rules for paraglider pilots.
The Marin County Hang Gliding Association (MCHGA) maintains Special Use permits with State and County agencies, to allow hang gliding and paragliding activities on the west side of Mt. Tamalpais, along Bolinas Ridge. There are three launch sites facing generally south to west, all at about 2000 ft. MSL. You must get a sign off or become a member to fly here, visit the club site below for how you can fly here.
Please visit the MCHGA website here for more information about the site before flying.
General Site Info
|Location||Mt Tamalpais, CA|
|Rating requirement||P3,H3 w/signoff, P4, H4|
|Club||Marin County Hang Gliding Association|
|Flying Type||Sledders, Thermal (uncommon)|
|Winter, Spring site|
Additional Resources & Info
|Site Launches||(Read full site guide above)There are three launch sites facing generally south to west, all at about 2000 ft. MSL.The landing zone is on the beach, near the north end of Stinson Beach. Check the Tide Table for high tides, especially during the winter & spring.|
|Communication||WOR Telegram Access Link|
|Wind Direction||W, WSW|
|# of Launches||3 Launches|
|Landing Zone||Walla Vista|
|Local Contact||Intros and sign-offs:|
|David Beerman: Mill Valley (415) 323-0147* firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Additional Weather information||Weather.gov|