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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 14 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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Towson, Maryland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

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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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
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39 helpful votes 39 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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26 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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37 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

drive to the top of Mount Tamalpais, park at the top and be sure to walk the last half mile to the summit. You will be rewarded with the best 360 degree views of the Bay! Just amazing!

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Gilbert, Arizona
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36 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Leaving SF & driving Highway 1 into Stinson Beach - Do stop to take in the views....WOW WOW..YEP Crazy Great!! See pics I have submitted♡

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

We chose to go the Mount Tamalpais because we could have a short visit and still feel we had seen the redwoods. We were delighted to find well maintained walking trails that were fully wheelchair accessible. We walked 2 km and were surrounded by amazing trees and vegetation. If you don't have the time or ability to take a long... More

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