Directions

Directions 2019-03-13T17:12:50+00:00

There is very limited parking on the mountain and we encourage you to help reduce vehicle impact on the fragile ecology by taking our shuttle the Mountain Play Express! The cost of the shuttle up the mountain is $5 per person, payable before boarding the shuttle.

The parking lots closest to the theater are reserved for members, patrons with disabilities who have reserved through the Mountain Play office, and bus arrival and departure.

Click on the links below for more info on how to drive, take a shuttle, hike or bike.

Most people take advantage of the more ecologically friendly mode of Mountain Play travel and arrive in style aboard one of our festive yellow buses affectionately called the Mountain Play Express.  There is a $5 fee for the morning arrival shuttle.

Information about the Mountain Play Express will be included with each mailed ticket order.
Note: Shuttles do not make stops between theamphitheatre and shuttle parking lots.

Round trip Express shuttles leave continuously from 10:00am to 12:45pm from two locations in Mill Valley on play dates. Parking is Free at both pick up locations.

1. Manzanita Parking Lot, the commuter parking lot located at the junction of Highway 101 and Highway 1, just beyond the Mill Valley/Stinson beach exit off Highway 101.

2. Tamalpais High School, opposite the Safeway on Miller Avenue.

There is no security at these lots and the Manzanita lot can be subject to flooding . Patrons park at their own risk. Vehicles cannot be parked for more than 24 hours. Vehicles may be ticketed & towed by law enforcement for not obeying traffic laws & parking restrictions, such as no parking along red zones or at no parking signs, blocking transit or other vehicles.

TRAVEL BY CAR

Parking on Mount Tamalpais is extremely limited – Reserved Parking is available at the Air Force Parking lot for $15/car. This can be purchased online when you purchase your tickets – please make sure you elect the correct number of parking tickets. 

The Cushing Memorial / Mountain Amphitheatre does not have a street address, however if searched under “Cushing Memorial Amphitheater” you will find street directions to the theatre.

Directions From the South

From Highway 101 North

  • Take the exit for Route 1 / Stinson Beach and follow signs for Route 1.
  • When you reach Tam Junction in Mill Valley, turn left on Route 1 toward Mount Tamalpais.
  • Go 2.6 miles and make a right onto Panoramic Hwy. Follow signs toward Mount Tamalpais and Muir Woods.
  • Proceed straight on Panoramic Hwy. through the four-way intersection at the top of the hill.
  • Go past the Mountain Home Inn on the right, and the Bootjack Parking Lot on your right. About a half mile past  Bootjack you will see the Pantoll Ranger Station on your left. Turn right and enter Mount Tamalpais State Park.
  • Drive 1.4 miles, turn right at the Rock Spring Parking Lot.
  • The entrance of the Cushing Memorial Amphiteatre is .1 miles
  • If you have a reservation at the Air Force Lot continue past the theatre entrance and there will be signs and volunteers to direct you.

Directions From the North

From Highway 101 South

  • Exit at Tiburon Blvd. / East Blithedale Rd., turn right.
  • Turn left on Camino Alto Rd.
  • Turn right on Miller Rd.
  • Turn left on Montford. This is a four-way stop and you’ll see the 2AM Club on the left.
  • Go right at the fork at Linden.
  • Keep going uphill and veer right at the fork onto Molino.
  • Go straight when the road turns into Edgewood.
  • Keep going uphill and go straight when the road turns into Sequoia.
  • Turn right on Panoramic Highway when you reach the four-way stop at the crest of the hill. You’ll see our our billboard on your right!
  • Go past the Mountain Home Inn on the right, and the Bootjack Parking Lot on your right. About a half mile past Bootjack lot you will see the Pantoll Ranger Station on your left. Turn right and enter Mount Tamalpais State Park.
  • Drive 1.4 miles, turn right at the Rock Spring Parking Lot.
  • The entrance of the Cushing Memorial Amphiteatre is .1 miles
  • If you have a reservation at the Air Force Lot continue past the theatre entrance and there will be signs and volunteers to direct you.
Click Here to Reserve Parking at the Air Force Lot

To Our Wonderful Mountain Play HIKERS

In order to continue our longstanding tradition to offer shuttles after the show to take your things down the mountain while you hike and shuttle you back to your cars afterwards, we are currently in negotiations with local bus companies. Please check back here for updates after April 16th. 

For those athletic patrons who want to take the scenic route to or from the theatre, hiking is a beautiful option. 

From the Mill Valley Depot, the hike is 7 miles and can take 3-4 hours up and 2-2 1/2 hours going down. Please wear appropriate clothing and bring plenty of water.

We encourage you to research the route on your own beforehand and buy a map of the mountain. A great map to use is “Trails of Mount Tamalpais and the Marin Headlands”, available at REI online and in Corte Madera, and at the Book Depot in Mill Valley. Also check out the Friends of Mt Tam Website for hiking guides and daily weather! 

http://www.friendsofmttam.org/