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Mount Tamalpais State Park

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Address: 801 Panoramic Hwy, Mill Valley, CA 94941-1788
Phone Number: 415-388-2070
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Beautiful state park north of San Francisco.

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Just as good as I remember it

We had visited Mount Tam in 1997. Now we were promising our kids that they'd love the view, making the long windy drive to the east peak well worth it. We were slightly wrong; it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Pewaukee, WI
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Pewaukee, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had visited Mount Tam in 1997. Now we were promising our kids that they'd love the view, making the long windy drive to the east peak well worth it. We were slightly wrong; it was even better than we remembered. The 360 views are spectacular even if San Francisco was mostly under fog.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have come here to hike or just walk around for the day and this place is great all year round for singles needing some quiet time alone, couples wanting the same together, or families with kids, too. Mt Tam is a highlight of this area.

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Vacaville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pack a lunch and head to the east peak. It is just a short hike from the highest lot to the peak and the views are incredible! The kids loved it. Panoramic views of the whole bay area. The best days are the ones where there is less fog over San Fran, but being "above the clouds" when it is... More 

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Mill Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hiking trails are easy to find all over Mt Tam. Or go for a drive, stopping whenever the mood hits. Watch hang gliders take off and float down to Stinson Beach. A ring trail at the summit is flat and paved. It offers panoramic views of the Bay Area. Paid parking lot adjoins. Closes around sunset.

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Bellinzona, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The walk around the top of Mount Tamalpais (about 20 minutes) is wheelchair accessible and offers spectacular views of the northern Bay Area.

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't park up and walk as we were on a tight time schedule. We stopped briefly in the car park at the top - the views were amazing. We could clearly see San Francisco to our left and to our right it was cloudy but we were above the clouds. The road to get to the top seems a... More 

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Westwood, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mount Tamalpais is in the same area as Muir Woods. However, very few people go there. There are no redwoods, but the views of the bay are breath-taking. Signage to the Mount Tamalpais could be improved so check directions before embarking. The road is winding and steep in places. Once there, there is ample parking for a small fee (honor... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This state park, just a few miles outside of bustling San Francisco, is a refreshing change of pace if you're tired of shopping and city sightseeing. Take charge of your day and walk the many beautiful trails in this multi-faceted state park. And don't miss out on the redwoods of Muir Woods!

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Gilroy, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a SF must see as it is quite close, and Muir woods is down the western slope you pass it as you ascend

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Lake Tahoe (Nevada), Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been coming to Marin for over ten years now and have never gone to the top of Mt. Tam. We were very surprised. Well worth the trip. The views from the top are breathtaking.

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