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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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San Francisco, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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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105 reviews 105 reviews
69 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Mill Valley, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I love to hike mt tam. There are trails for every level of hikers. The scenic beauty and tepid climate makes living here paradise.

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Foster City, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Mt. Tamalpais is a special park close to the Bay Area. The drive going to the peak of Mt. Tam is scenic. The view from the top of the Mountain is exhilarating! Last weekend was a crisp and clear day that the Golden Gate Bridge was picture perfect and you can get scenic view of San Francisco. The Hike going... More

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Dix Hills, New York, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We really liked this park which is just north of the Golden Gate Bridge and which has outstanding views of San Francisco.

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Arkansas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

If you can fight thru the motion sickness from the crooked roads and make it up to the top, the view of the Bay Area is among the most spectacular I've ever experienced. You can see everything from the ocean, to SF and all the way to Oakland. Watching the fog roll in the bay from up there was almost... More

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Harrisburg, Pa.
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52 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is an excellent and beautiful state park. We visited for about ½ day and hiked some of the trails including Oceanview. It is steep and winding, but a great hike. Bring plenty of water and good hiking shoes. You won’t be disappointed. It is a great stop, not very crowded, plenty of trails.

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Atlanta, Ga
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67 reviews 67 reviews
21 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Stopped here on a recommendation from a local while staying in Bolinas. it was foggy when we started the climb to the East Peak but once we arrived the fog had somewhat cleared off and what an incredible view of the bay area. The trail to the top would be a little difficult for some people so make sure you're... More

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SF bay area
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70 reviews 70 reviews
13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We visited in on Tuesday in mid-July and had no problems parking at either the east peak or pantoll. We had a great hike (1000 ft in elevation change) down from the pantoll ranger station on dipsea then up on steep ravine. Many folks were taking steep ravine to connect to dipsea and onto Stinson beach. It is tough coming... More

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