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Mount Tamalpais State Park

 
801 Panoramic Highway Mill Valley, CA 94941
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Just north of San Francisco's Golden Gate is Mount Tamalpais. It has redwood groves and oak woodlands with a spectacular view from the 2,571-foot peak. On a clear day, visitors can see the Farallon Islands 25 miles out to sea, the Marin County hills, San Francisco and the bay, hills and cities of the East Bay, and Mount Diablo. On rare occasions, the Sierra Nevada's snow-covered mountains can be seen 150 miles away.

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May 21, 2013, 11:20 a.m. - k2zmak permalink
They have a great group campsite and the steep raving cabins are amazing! I love that you can be sitting by the campfire at your camp and then you can drive down to the beach for the day.
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Katie H.
Dec. 2, 2016
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"You want to see some big f*cking trees? I'll take you to see some big f*cking trees then!" So began our adventure in Mount Tam State Park as my friend, a...
Simon M.
Sept. 29, 2016
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If you're looking for a fun and active weekend activity, go check out Mt. Tam! This majestic peak overlooking the Bay is as beautiful as it gets and the...
Sherry Y.
Aug. 15, 2016
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Some background on my hiking experience: pretty much none. I knew I wouldn't be able to do the longer trails that Mount Tam had so my friend and I chose...
 
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cami j.
cami j.
lots of trail options of various difficulties. beautiful views.
 
Seth Benson
Seth Benson
Hiking for later.
 
N G
N G
During dry season, call ahead of time to make sure the Park is not closed.
 
Lisa Padilla
Lisa Padilla
Hike it. On any trail. On any relatively good weather day.
 
ToryBurch
ToryBurch
There are hundreds of miles of great trails here. On rainy days, take a drive through the beautiful, misty forest.
 
John Battelle
John Battelle
Run Yolanda Trail. From Phoenix Lake to Worn Springs, then up to Bald and back down. Killer run.
 
TerraTopia
TerraTopia
Gorgeous views. Lots of trails. Take a picnic or check our the Mountain Home Inn for lunch overlooking the hills, the Bay and the local towns.
 
Juston Payne
Juston Payne
The views are unbelievable on clear days. A great, 3-hour hike starts at the Pantoll Rd. & Ridgecrest Blvd and goes: Old Mine Trail > Matt Davis > Coastal > Cataract. Here's a trail map:
 
Brad Day
Brad Day
Great view from O'Rourke Bench.
 
Ramon Simms
Ramon Simms
park across from Mountain Home Inn. head north up the fire station exit. go left on the dirt trail, pass: station and silo to see trail signs. download a map tho, signs are few and confusing.
 
Milli Parkus
Milli Parkus
What a view
 
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June
6.7 mile loop hike is moderate. Mix of sun and shade/ Trail surfaces: Dirt fire roads and trails/ 3 1/2 hours. From http://www.bahiker.com/
 
RootsRated
RootsRated
The legend is that mountain biking, itself, was born on the slopes of Mt. Tam. fifty years ago bombing down the trails on hand-wrenched reclamations of old Schwinn cruisers via rootsrated.com
 
Nick Fruendt
Nick Fruendt
Beautiful views and lovely nature spots! Matt Davis trail to steep ravine from Stinson Beach. Bahiker.com
 
Regina Vieira Oliveira
Regina Vieira Oliveira
Lindo !!!!!
 
Nathaniel Bolton
Nathaniel Bolton
Get the picnic table by the meadow for some of the best wild turkey watching outside the city. Service is non-existent, we waiting for hours and nobody came to our table.
 
Rebecca Wang
Rebecca Wang
Beautiful, but be very careful with dogs. My foster pup came away INFESTED with ticks :(
 
Lauren Mac
Lauren Mac
A beautiful day, a varied loop, and gorgeous views
 
State park rangers are pretty douche-y.
 
Aviram
Aviram
Climb to the top of the east peak! The view is breathtaking.
 
 
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