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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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The vicinity of San Francisco has plenty of lovely hiking opportunities, and Mount Tam is certainly one of the best. There are many possibilities here - the young and fit can do... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Chennai (Madras), India
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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The vicinity of San Francisco has plenty of lovely hiking opportunities, and Mount Tam is certainly one of the best. There are many possibilities here - the young and fit can do the strenuous bits, but it is also possible for the older and not so fit to drive a far distance, park and climb up to the fire look... More 

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Sebastopol, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there with a friend and we needed just rejuvenating and refreshment and that is what we got. Beautiful hike up the steep ravine Matt Davis hike. Every time you turn its another amazing view. Al ages were on this hike.. So grateful for so much outdoor things to do here!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our first stop heading north on Highway 1 was Mt. Tamalpais. It was an interesting and quite "curvy" ride as we drove up to "Mt. Tam." We were fortunate to hit a clear day and got the most breathtaking views of San Francisco and the Bay Area from 35 miles away! What is great about this trip is two things:... More 

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Gatineau, Quebec
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Start by the ranger's station. Good parking. You can hike down to the beach, have a bite to eat, and hike back up. Bring a camera.

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

My friends from SF often meet me in Marin to hike Mt Tam. The views from partway to the top of the mountain are awesome. Views of Golden gate bridge, Richmond/San Rafael bridge, and Oakland/Bay bridge. plus great SF/and ocean views.

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Kentfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While hiking to the top of Mt Tam is strenuous if you start at the base, there is an option to park almost to the top if you are not willing to hike all the way. The view at the top is spectacular and really worth it!

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Cocoa Beach, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a number of occasions, we have driven the area but never took the time to stop and enjoy the park itself. The climb to the east peak was about 20 minutes and fine for anyone moderately fit. At the top is what looks to be a forestry look out but oh the views. Just guessing here but on a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The drive up is unforgettable. Even if there's fog, or maybe especially if there's fog, you feel like you're in another world. You can see all the way to Richardson Bay at the top. I wish there was more to see/do/read at the top but still, worth the drive, and there are plenty of pull-outs to pull over and take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mount Tamalpais State Park is a hidden gem! We originally thought about stopping at Muir Woods, but the sign said the parking lot was full, so we continued onward and stopped at Stinson Beach. While there, we asked a teenager at a snack shop what we should do in the area. He said we could spend all day in Mount... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hike was very steep and difficult. We started at the fire station and took the fire road up and then hiked up Fern Creek trail to the East Point. All uphill, very steep. Definitely worth the views. We brought light snacks for lunch. There were a few picnic tables at top so that was perfect. Forgot to pack sunscreen,... More 

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