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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 24 things to do in Mill Valley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Mountains, National Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Mountain biking
Owner description: Beautiful state park north of San Francisco.
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Type: State Parks, Mountains, National Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Mountain biking
Owner description: Beautiful state park north of San Francisco.
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Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very interesting drive up to the walking trails. Trails are easily navigated even by those not too limber. Beautiful views of Marin County, the Bay Area and San Francisco. Refreshing and rejuvenating. Very glad we went.

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Mill Valley
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

I'm lucky enough to live on the mountain and have hiked it in sunshine, rain (and once in snow). Try heading out the Bolinas-Fairfax Road to a spot overlooking Stinson Beach (lots of car commercials filmed here), and plop yourself down with some snacks, a tasty beverage, and a pal. Hard to beat for beautiful, whether you're above a sea... More 

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Bandon, Oregon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is an enjoyable scenic place to visit, however the weekend bicycle traffic through Mill Valley is very heavy and includes RUDE adult riders who completely ignore rules of the road, do not signal intentions, ride abreast and pull in front of traffic without looking! Very nervous drive! BEWARE the idiots!!

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Seattle
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We went hiking at East Peak up to the fire lookout and also around the peak. The views are amazing. Even if you can't hike, the view is fabulous from the parking lot. It is a long curvy drive up there.

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Clean air, nature, bridges, views above the clouds, quite areas, what's not to like. Hiked from Pantoll Ranger Station to East Peak

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Grove City
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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

It's a rugged trek to the top but the vistas are absolutely outstanding. Make sure you visit on a clear day!!!

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Martinez, California, United States
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127 reviews 127 reviews
52 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The views from the top are probably the best in the area. Regardless of the season, before you drive up, check to see that the weather is clear by doing an internet search for Mt Tamalpais webcam. Most recently I took up a couple of relatives with limited stamina. At the top East Peak parking lot there is an easy... More 

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Bakersfield
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Highly recommend to visit - excellent view on SF bay. The park or at least some areas are open on weekend only - worth to check before you go.

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Kfar Yona, HaMerkaz, Israel
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60 reviews 60 reviews
41 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We went to Mount Tamalpais and climbed to the very top to see the view. Unfortunately, it was so foggy that we couldn't see a thing. When we got back to the parking lot, we found we had gotten a parking ticket, $50! With the station closed, we didn't know who to pay the entrance fee to! Later, we saw... More 

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Mill Valley, California
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221 reviews 221 reviews
84 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This is a sacred mountain and you feel it throughout. There is an immense number of trails for hiking and biking. If you make it to the top, Gorgeous views all around!

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