Historic West Point Inn — Secluded among the trees on the upper south slope of Mt. Tamalpais, the Inn was once a stopover for passengers who rode the “Crookedest Railroad in the World” up from Mill Valley to the top of the mountain. The railroad is gone now, but the Inn remains as a haven for hikers and a monument to the rich historic heritage of the region. The sweeping panoramic view from West Point Inn includes much of the East Bay, parts of San Francisco, the Marin Headlands, one tower of the Golden Gate Bridge, and out over the Pacific Ocean.


Established in 1904.

West Point Inn, built at the railroad’s westernmost point, hence the name, is the only surviving structure of the world-famous Mill Valley and Mt. Tamalpais Scenic Railway. The name was later changed to Mt. Tamalpais and Muir Woods Railway. With 281 turns and curves, it came to be known as the “Crookedest Railroad in the World”. — The Inn was built in 1904 by the railroad as a restaurant and stopover for passengers making connections with the stagecoach to Willow Camp (Stinson Beach) and Bolinas. — In later years, after the stage line was discontinued, passengers making this winding journey up from central Mill Valley to the “Double Bow Knot” had the choice of connecting nearby with a gravity train down to Muir Woods or continuing on past the Inn to the Tavern at East Peak

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