Mt. Tamalpais 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 mountain and Stinson Beach is below.
The Marin County Hang Gliding Association (MCHGA) maintains hang gliding and paragliding operations on the west side of Mt. Tamalpais. Mt. Tamalpais is located north of San Francisco between Mill Valley & Stinson Beach. See map and driving instructions, below. There are three launches facing south to northwest (~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. The best season for Mt. Tam is during Winter & Spring as the storms bring instability for good soaring conditions. At times, conditions can become extreme. Once, we had a funnel cloud develop rapidly after what seemed to be good flying conditions.