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Mount Tamalpais State Park

801 Panoramic Highway, Mill Valley, CA 94941
415-388-2070
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Ranked #2 of 15 attractions in Mill Valley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Mountains, National Parks
Activities: Mountain biking
Description: Beautiful state park north of San Francisco.
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SF bay area
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67 reviews 67 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We visited in on Tuesday in mid-July and had no problems parking at either the east peak or pantoll. We had a great hike (1000 ft in elevation change) down from the pantoll ranger station on dipsea then up on steep ravine. Many folks were taking steep ravine to connect to dipsea and onto Stinson beach. It is tough coming... More

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Alamo, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We thought it would be a clear day for this 6.8 mile loop overlooking the Pacific. We set out at 1.30 p.m. from Pantoll Ranger station and took Matt Davis trail through an extraordinary thickly mossed forest of bay laurels and oaks. Then emerged after 1 mile to meadows sweeping down to the Pacific. Mostly obscured by fog. We took... More

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Aledo, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Beautiful views. Paved main walking trail with several off shooting trailheads. Bring plenty of water and gps/map.

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Towson, Maryland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We weren't really sure what to do here - so we stopped at the ranger station. The ranger was very helpful - she asked how long a hike we wanted, how strenuous, etc. So we had an awesome 3 hour hike - full of varying ecosystems! There was a fee to park at the ranger station - but it was... More

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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We headed out of San Fran to make our way to Muir Woods. Prior to arriving at the woods, we took the turn-off to Mt Tamalpais. What a delightful find. Hardly anyone around, we felt like we had the whole headland to ourselves. And it was ablaze in yellow and purple flowers. We had a beautiful, relaxing walk with views... More

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Chicago
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99 reviews 99 reviews
33 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The park is quite large and has many great hikes from mountain top to sea. The variety of challanges means there is a hike for everyone.

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

What a place. Tranquil, unspoilt, breathtaking views and great hikes. You felt you were on top of the world. Can't wait to return.

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Mill Valley, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I grew up in Mill Valley and have spent some of my very best times enjoying "The Mountain". This week I have been hiking the foothills on the fire roads and after all this time, I still find new joys in walking Mt. Tam and the surrounding Marin County trails. The views are absolutely spectacular and nature abounds with wild... More

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Montreal, Quebec
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Hiking this park is like none other. Where else can you walk through a majestic redwood forest and enjoy views of San Francisco that will take tour breath away.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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105 reviews 105 reviews
37 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The drive up the mountain is scarier than the hike to the peak. From the highest parking lot to the peak, it's about a ten minute hike if you're slow. At the top it's windy, but beautiful. You can see the clouds over the city, rolling hills, the bay, the bridges, and more! There are also bathrooms so you don't... More

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