VIDEO: CHP rescues hiker who fell down Steep Ravine trail on Mount Tam

The CHP rescues a woman who fell down the Steep Ravine trail on Mount Tam. Jan. 27, 2018 Photo: CHP

A woman hiking on Mount Tam was hoisted to safety Saturday afternoon by a helicopter crew with the California Highway Patrol after she suffered major injuries on a trail on Mount Tamalpais.  

 At about 3 p.m., a CHP helicopter crew responded to a call from someone who said a 22-year-old woman was injured on Steep Ravine Trail on Mount Tamalpais.  CHP officials said the woman had slipped on a wet trail and fell about 40 feet. Because of her location, a helicopter was needed to rescue her. 

Marin County firefighters hoisted her about 165 feet to the helicopter. Once she was hoisted, the crew took her to a landing area where they took her to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek.