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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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Beautiful state park north of San Francisco.

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The best of San Francisco is in Marin

The best thing to do with teenagers in San Francisco is to get a new perspective out of the city and go for a hike on Mt Tam 1/2 hour away. Mountain Home, Rock Springs, Pantoll... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Tiburon, CA
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Tiburon, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best thing to do with teenagers in San Francisco is to get a new perspective out of the city and go for a hike on Mt Tam 1/2 hour away. Mountain Home, Rock Springs, Pantoll or Bootjack offer easy parking for favorite loop hikes from 1/2 hour to 1/2 day or more.

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although I hiked in several locations, this one was different. It is very secluded and calm, yet not at all far from a large metropolis like San Fransisco. The views, especially those with the mist, were simply breathtaking.

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Post Falls, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the crowded Bay area you can still find places of refuge. Yes the traffic will be heavy getting there. Parking will be crowded, but get a half mile from any parking lot and you have entered a different world where hikers, bikers , runners walkers all are out enjoying nature. We need such places in this busy, hectic world.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mountain Biking and hiking at Mt. Tam is fabulous. Close to San Fran -- you feel a world away. You can see views of the bay or towards the Pacific. The drive is steep but the views are breathtaking.

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lots of great trails for all levels of skill. We hiked here to prepare for our Machu Picchu trip. Lots of steep trails but also some easy ones too. The views from the top include the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We hiked from the Muir Woods Visitor Centre to the top of Mt. Tam. The hike took about 6 hours to complete with an elevation of about 2,500ft. Most of the roundtrip was uphill but doable. Lots of great sights on the way that depending on the route you take, range from high trees to views of the Bay! Definitely... More 

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Rhosneigr, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Worth driving all the way to the top (weather permitting). Will cost $8 per car ($7 for seniors) though. Pick a good day and you get beautiful sweeping clear views from Napa and Sonoma Valleys, Sausalito, downtown San Francisco out across the Pacific. Be careful of the many, many cyclists, runners and walkers on the winding, narrow roads. There are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

There are some great views of the San Francisco Bay from Mount Tamalpais State Park, no doubt. My partner and I were visiting from Washington and our local friends told us to head over here for the good view and to stop for drink at Little Mountain Café. That's a great idea, because you're on a high mountain overlooking the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

This is a spectacular panorama of San Francico. However, the drive up with its winding roads and no guard rails is not for the faint of heart!

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North Andover, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

This was third on the list of must sees in Mill Valley. So after walking Muir Woods I chose to go up before going down. The drive and climb were challenges for me, I get vertigo easily. And it was so well worth it. Visited the peak on Autumn Solstice, the views are really and truly breath taking. Met some... More 

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