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Mount Tamalpais
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Mt. Tamalpais as seen from Muir Beach Overlook
Elevation 2,574 feet (784 metres)
Prominence 2,460 ft (750 m)
Location Marin County, California, USA
Range California Coast Ranges
Coordinates 37°55′26.12″N 122°35′47.92″W / 37.9239222°N 122.5966444°W / 37.9239222; -122.5966444Coordinates: 37°55′26.12″N 122°35′47.92″W / 37.9239222°N 122.5966444°W / 37.9239222; -122.5966444
Topo map USGS San Rafael
Type Sedimentary
First ascent 1830s by Jacob P. Leese
Easiest route Railroad Grade fire trail

Mount Tamalpais (pronounced /tæməlˈpaɪ.ɨs/, known locally as "Mount Tam") is a mountain in Marin County, California, United States. It is the highest mountain in the Marin Hills. It is often seen as a symbol of Marin County.

A lot of Mount Tamalpais is on protected public lands such as Mount Tamalpais State Park and the Mount Tamalpais Watershed. The elevation at the East Peak, its second highest point, is 2,572 feet (784 m). The West Peak, the mountain's highest peak, is 2,574 feet (785 m) above sea level.

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