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Mount Tamalpais State Park

Address: 801 Panoramic Highway, Mill Valley, CA 94941
Phone Number: 415-388-2070
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Ranked #2 of 13 Attractions in Mill Valley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, National Parks, State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Mountain biking
Owner description: Beautiful state park north of San Francisco.
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Type: Mountains, National Parks, State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Mountain biking
Owner description: Beautiful state park north of San Francisco.
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Houston, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

We took Johnson Ben trail from Muir wood to reach mount tam. Carry light food/sandwich/ fruits and water if you trekking to mount tam. Beautiful scenic view from the top of mt. Tam state park.

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Sacramento, CA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I absolutely love this hike! I have done it with my family, my boyfriend, and friends and I never get sick of it. My mom never wants to do the full hike, but she will go maybe 1.5 miles in and turn around and she still loves it. The full hike is about 6.5 miles and it normally takes us... More 

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San Rafael, California
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114 reviews 114 reviews
45 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

In a 30 minute walk around the top of Mt Tam (Tamalpias) State Park, and view the 9 bay area counties. It is the best short hike in the entire bay area. And the drive up the mountain with Pacific Ocean and Bay views the best in the entire area.

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Atascadero, California, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Wow what a view!!!! Camera's are a must. If you don't like curvy roads and or you can't do swerves and turns, take some medication to make it bearable, fantastic view. I find out what the view really looks like from those million dollar + + homes.

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Morro Bay, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I first saw smog in the Bay Area from this peak. It was lying like a yellow blanket over San Jose. The gal I was with did not believe me. That was in 1968. Years later I took a newborn to the 'Friends to Nature' where a girlfriend and I rented a cabin.. Marin County warrants a drive up Mt.... More 

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California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Make sure you go to the top of the Mt. Tamalpa where you will get a 360 degree view around the mountain, from the ocean to the bay area. Don't be fooled it is a walk up hill on rocky ground. On the road you can take some beautiful pictures and go through some beautiful redwood trees with green moss... More 

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Sacramento, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Loved it! This was my second time hiking here. The first time was a year ago, and I got lost due to the lack of clear trail markings -- but I still enjoyed it! So this was my second time, and guess what? I got lost again! My advice: bring a compass, and get there early because parking is a... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The drive was fantastic but the best part was the short hike to the top of the east peak of Mt. Tamalpais. So cool. The views up there were panoramic and you could see everything in every direction. Awesome!

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El Mirage, Arizona
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

going from the rush of tf the city to the quiet of the mountain is a magical experience it is worth the time and the trails are free.

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Mill Valley, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Mount Tamalpais State Park has an amazing network of trails. There is hiking available for any level of hiker with a great diversity of terrain. From the ocean to peaks of approx. 2,600 feet, you can find sunny and shady trails as well. Check out the free guided hikes led by The Friends of Mt. Tam as well.

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