Mt. Tamalpais is one of the most scenic mountain sites in California. It is 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. Mt. Tamalpais is located north of San Francisco between Mill Valley & Stinson Beach. 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.
The Marin County Hang Gliding Association (MCHGA) maintains hang gliding operations on the west side of Mt. Tamalpais. A Hang III (intermediate) rating is required to obtain a sticker to fly the site. A modest sticker fee ($15) is required which goes towards the State permit fees, insurance, the web site, the newsletter and general upkeep of stuff such as the wind-talker, sign-in box, first aid box, etc. MCHGA membership is optional and free to all "stickered" pilots.