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Mount Tamalpais State Park

801 Panoramic Highway, Mill Valley, CA 94941
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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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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84 reviews 84 reviews
82 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I spent a few hours hiking in the park with my young son and we had a lot of fun. To help keep my son engaged and entertained during our hike, I found an interesting iPhone app called "Git Your Goat." It lets you create a lot of goats along the trail and when you reach the spot with a... More

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Atlanta, Ga
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67 reviews 67 reviews
21 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Stopped here on a recommendation from a local while staying in Bolinas. it was foggy when we started the climb to the East Peak but once we arrived the fog had somewhat cleared off and what an incredible view of the bay area. The trail to the top would be a little difficult for some people so make sure you're... More

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SF bay area
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67 reviews 67 reviews
13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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
29 helpful votes 29 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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101 reviews 101 reviews
33 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
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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82 reviews 82 reviews
40 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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