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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
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Type: State Parks, Mountains, National Parks
Activities: Mountain biking
Description: Beautiful state park north of San Francisco.
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California
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592 reviews 592 reviews
439 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

This is the perfect place for a picnic -for two or for a dozen. It has terrific views, plenty of space, and great scenery. Just be sure to clean up your mess!

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San Francisco, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
47 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Beautiful narrow, winding drive up to great views. Stop for lunch at mountain home inn on the panoramic highway. Not too expensive, outside tables with great views.

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Gorham, Maine
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84 reviews 84 reviews
16 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Two cars, four adults plus baby in stroller and one dog made up our group. The curvy, winding road up the mountain was a little scary for me, who has a fear of heights, but my husband enjoyed the same ride and commented on the beautiful condition of the road. We went to the East Peak area and took the... More

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Mill Valley, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Throughout this park there are places to stand and look in awe at the beauty, the hawks, the City, the Bay, the ocean, foxes, bobcats- a favorite place on earth!

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Portland, Maine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Great, expansive ocean views -- south to San Francisco skyline, glimpses of Stinson Beach; lots of trails, well-maintained.

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Springfield, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Go to the east peak. There is a paved walk around the summit with 360 degree views of the pacific and bay. Well worth the short drive to the top!

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Ione, California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
17 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The variety of paths, plants, trees and the changeable weather all add variety to hikes that never disappoint. I love starting in the morning when it is foggy and being surprised once again when the fog dissipates and the Pacific Ocean comes into view. I like it all.

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San Francisco, California
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9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

It was such great view. Be careful with the parking fee, not very friendly method, we didn't know what to do nor did we see signs because we were just trying to figure out where to go ... SO we got a big fat parking ticket

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Chalfont, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The travel up windy slopes to Mount Tamalpais State Park was increasingly difficult with altitude. Sad to say we had to turn back 3 miles from the destination. White knuckle trip back!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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98 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I enjoyed the visit to Mt Tam. I did the hike to the top from the visitor center. It was a good hike but I was disappointed that the view of San Francisco never appeared. The fog never lifted that day:( The local say to visit in late September or October when there is less foggy days. The camp grounds... More

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