By Doyle Irvin, American Forests
Chances are that if you visited me while I lived in the Bay Area, I took you on a hike down the Matt Davis Trail. It’s also likely that there’s an explanation why I’ve done this hike easily 30 times, while neglecting equal due diligence with the rest of Mt. Tam’s stunning hikes — whether its due to my being a creature of habit, a casual-bordering-on-lazy hiker or to the trail itself simply being that addicting… well, you can decide for yourself.
The trail takes you two to three hours and it’s all downhill. Some people decide to go uphill, although I’ve never really figured out why. At the end, there’s a once-an-hour bus back to where you parked.