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Mill Valley Travel Guide

  • Walking tours (18)
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  • Travelers' Picks (14)
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Muir Woods via the Bootjack Trail
Muir Woods via the Bootjack Trail

Every weekend during the summer months, signs on the main roads in Marin County start reading "Muir Woods Parking Lot Full," leaving those who crave a stroll among the wondrous Muir Woods redwoods two...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Mount Tamalpais
Mount Tamalpais

Mount Tamalpais State Park is the center of the Bay Area's outdoor universe.

The peak rising northwest of Sausalito in Marin County attracts hikers, bikers, equestrians, trail runners and other...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
West Point Inn, Mt. Tamalpais SP
West Point Inn, Mt. Tamalpais SP

There's a way up Mt. Tamalpais for everyone whether you're a biker, hiker, driver or equestrian. Opt for the easy drive-up option and you'll be taking the third of a mile plank-walk to the rocky...

Rated 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Coast View Trail Loop, Mt Tamalpais State Park
Coast View Trail Loop, Mt Tamalpais State Park

Experience many of Mt. Tamalpais' best features on a single loop trail, from chaparral grasslands and dramatic Pacific Ocean views to forest creeks and huge redwoods. Plus the added chance to stop off...

Rated 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
East Peak, Mt. Tamalpais State Park
East Peak, Mt. Tamalpais State Park

Hikes don't get much shorter or much better than this half-mile round trip trail to the top of Mt. Tamalpais, just North of San Francisco.

Known to locals simply as Mt Tam, Mt. Tamalpais State Park...

Rated 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Trailspotting Mt. Tamalpais
Trailspotting Mt. Tamalpais

Mt. Tamalpais State Park is the perfect day-trip away from the bustle of San Francisco and once you're here it's hard to believe you're just a stone's throw away from the second biggest city on the...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Muir Woods and Tourist Club Loop
Muir Woods and Tourist Club Loop

The ancient California redwood trees of Muir Woods National Monument are one of several remaining groves up and down the coast that escaped the lumberjacks thanks to forward thinking preservationists....

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Verna Dunshee Loop Trail around Mt Tamalpais East Peak
Verna Dunshee Loop Trail around Mt Tamalpais East Peak

The Verna Dunshee Loop around the East Peak of Mount Tamalpais (or Mt Tam as locals call it) provides one of the best views of any trail in the Bay Area. The trails is even and paved, but quite narrow...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Mount Tam - Southeast Trail
Mount Tam - Southeast Trail

This is a moderately difficult climb of Mount Tamalpais in Marin County, California. The top offers an incredible view of the surrounding landscape, this is one of the best views in the Bay Area. The...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Marin Headlands
Marin Headlands

The Marin Headlands are intoxicating and sobering. The hills north of San Francisco are peppered with relics of America's wars, so in the same afternoon you might see wonderful examples of waves...

Rated 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Bay Area Wildflower Hikes
Bay Area Wildflower Hikes

Springtime sunshine ignites a blast of color on the hills of the Bay Area. In the best years, hills can be practically painted white, orange, yellow or purple. Even in lean years, wildflower season...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Stinson Beach to Mt. Tamalpais
Stinson Beach to Mt. Tamalpais

Mount Tamalpais (or Mt. Tam as the locals call it) is a must-do hike for anyone living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Although you can drive to the top, the hike is much more rewarding, and you see...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Steep Ravine via Matt Davis, Mt Tamalpais
Steep Ravine via Matt Davis, Mt Tamalpais

Steep Ravine is a real jewel in Marin County's crown. Cutting deep into the landscape over millennia the water rushing through Webb Creek has created a spectacularly steep sided and lush canyon...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Dipsea Trail-Steep Ravine Loop
Dipsea Trail-Steep Ravine Loop

This hike includes great views of the Bay Area, Marin Headlands, the Golden Gate, Potato Patch, and down the San Mateo Coastline. As the walk progresses the trails will head into Redwood Forest, and...

Rated 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Mountain Theater and the Southwest Slope of Mount Tamalpais
Mountain Theater and the Southwest Slope of Mount Tamalpais

This loop will visit the Mountain Theater and cover a portion of the southern side of Mount Tamalpais ("Mt. Tam").

The trail has frequent vistas of southern Marin and the Bay Area. The start point...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Stinson Beach to Mt. Tam East Peak via Matt Davis Trail and Northside Trail
Stinson Beach to Mt. Tam East Peak via Matt Davis Trail and Northside Trail

This guide is a hike from Stinson to the East Peak of Mt. Tam via the Matt Davis Trail with a bike ride down the fire road and Panoramic Highway. There is a place to store the bikes up at the East...

Azalea Hill
Azalea Hill

Azalea Hill offers a great view with a very short hike. A large amount of Marin is visible from here. It would be a really great place to watch a sunrise.

Muir Woods National Monument Exploration
Muir Woods National Monument Exploration

You may not think of salmon when visiting the redwoods in Muir Woods, but it’s home to a population of Coho Salmon. Redwood forests provide ideal salmon habitat, providing woody debris to protect...

Perfect Day

3.5 of 5 stars 8 Votes

Perfect Weekend

What you "must-do" in California (huntress007, May 19, 2008)
2.0 of 5 stars 2 Votes

Best Of

Scratching the Surface in San Francisco (Erin_in_PDX, Apr 13, 2008)
4.0 of 5 stars 2 Votes
Never long enough (dita22, Apr 25, 2007)
3.5 of 5 stars 8 Votes
Seeing California Redwoods (mini, May 29, 2009)
3.0 of 5 stars 2 Votes

Recent Trip

San Fran with family of 9 (susiepeach, Jul 21, 2006)
3.5 of 5 stars 5 Votes
Favorite Places (imabusy2000, Aug 23, 2007)
3.0 of 5 stars 3 Votes
California Coast with Elementary Age kids (ComputerMommy, Oct 22, 2012)
0.0 of 5 stars 0 Votes