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Mount Tamalpais State Park

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Address: 801 Panoramic Highway, Mill Valley, CA 94941
Phone Number: 415-388-2070
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Activities: Mountain biking
Description: Beautiful state park north of San Francisco.
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Unbelievable vistas!

The weather here is usually good year round. The ride up the mountain can be daunting for those who don't handle curvy roads well! But there are two roads up. Choose the easier... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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newnan
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53 reviews 53 reviews
5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

The weather here is usually good year round. The ride up the mountain can be daunting for those who don't handle curvy roads well! But there are two roads up. Choose the easier one if you get queasy easily! Once there, there are numerous trails to follow--some more challenging than others. Dress in layers and bring water to drink. Take... More 

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Westmont, Illinois
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

It has been years since I was here. I hate to admit how many. We went to see Muir Woods after meetings in Berkeley but the parking to the entrance to the woods was 2 miles from the entry point. So we drove a back crazy winding road to the State Park and grabbed a trail map from the park... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

There are no amenities per say at the top, so bring your own picnic and water. Lovely views of the whole San Francisco bay area without being very far out of the city.

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The Bay Area
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184 reviews 184 reviews
37 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I've lived just beneath the mountain for many years and walked its slopes every week, and it only gets better. Mt. Tam is a beautiful place no matter which side you approach it. And there is still wildlife there despite human throngs. many times you can see a sea of fog rolling in from SF and Bolinas... but try to... More 

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Mill Valley, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

A must experience with vast choices for viewing and experience for all levels of hikers, bikers and visual appetites.

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San Francisco
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This may not be the most challenging hike in Marin, though it is all uphill, but it does give you the most stunning view of any coastal hike north of Big Sur. Go on a crisp , clear day and you can see all the way to San Jose.

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Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We took in the Redwood Creek Trail while here. This trail is actually down the road from Muir Woods and a lot less populated. My wife and I walked several miles of the trail and only met a couple people. One thing to note: you will not see many redwoods while on this trail but there are lots of beautiful... More 

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Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very interesting drive up to the walking trails. Trails are easily navigated even by those not too limber. Beautiful views of Marin County, the Bay Area and San Francisco. Refreshing and rejuvenating. Very glad we went.

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Mill Valley
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I'm lucky enough to live on the mountain and have hiked it in sunshine, rain (and once in snow). Try heading out the Bolinas-Fairfax Road to a spot overlooking Stinson Beach (lots of car commercials filmed here), and plop yourself down with some snacks, a tasty beverage, and a pal. Hard to beat for beautiful, whether you're above a sea... More 

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Bandon, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is an enjoyable scenic place to visit, however the weekend bicycle traffic through Mill Valley is very heavy and includes RUDE adult riders who completely ignore rules of the road, do not signal intentions, ride abreast and pull in front of traffic without looking! Very nervous drive! BEWARE the idiots!!

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