Mount Tamalpais State Park
Mount Tamalpais State Park
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tinaNtravel
San Jose, CA1,747 contributions
Dec 2020
We parked near Bob Tempe Road in Fairfax and hiked a rather long 13 mile loop around the Mount Tam area, using many different trails. The scenery was absolutely breathtaking. Mountains, lakes, forests, streams, fields, waterfalls and creeks, all in one place. We walked on trails that were easy and we walked on some that were quite challenging. All in all, it was absolutely beautiful. I would recommend bringing a mask, because some of the trails, in particular the trails near the creek and waterfalls, were quite crowded and the trails were narrow. The more challenging areas had far fewer hikers, as would be expected.
Written January 20, 2021
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Hippely
Gilbert, AZ430 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
The views of the city and the bay from the top of Mt Tam are unparalleled. You’ll be dodging plenty of cyclists and maybe even some hikers on the curvy road, but the journey is worth it. There are a variety of hikes to choose from of different lengths and difficulty. The road and trails are crowded on the weekend, so if going a weekday is an option, I would suggest it might be more pleasant and less crowded.
Written October 12, 2020
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ItchyFeet
Camarillo, CA7,615 contributions
Apr 2021
This area is north of the Marin Headlands and the Muir Woods. We drove all around on the Panoramic Highway down to Stinson Beach. Many of the roads are very narrow and have sharp curves. The main thing to do in this park are countless numbers of hikes you can do, many from the woods / mountains all the way down to either Muir Beach or to Stinson Beach.
Written April 8, 2021
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Lena K
Fullerton, CA340 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
It was very foggy when we started our drive up the winding road to Mount Tamalpais East Peak. By the time we reached the peak, no more fog, only beautiful weather.
The views were spectacular. There are several hiking trails (we saw several people leave for hikes).
Written June 28, 2022
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Wynn R
Morgan Hill, CA1,820 contributions
Nov 2020 • Couples
I grew up in Marin always under Mt Tam. I have hiked most of the side that faces Ross San Anselmo and Fairfax. The trails have been run and biked roads driven and a childhood lived with the sleeping lady.
Written November 10, 2020
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travelG74
181 contributions
Oct 2016 • Friends
One of the best places to hang out in the North Bay or northern California for that matter. Hiking trails are virtually endless and there is something for everyone. Whether you hike or bike up to the top the views are spectacular. You can also drive all the way up to the East Peak for a nice leisurely loop to take in the views. Dipsea trail is by far one of the best trails but there are so many great trails to explore. Temelpa trail is a favorite as it goes up in a challenging but manageable ascent to the East Peak with awesome views. Mountain biking is huge on Mt Tam so if that's your thing...this is your place as well. Easy to spend an entire day up on the mountain.
Written October 29, 2016
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CarmenL2112
Elk Grove, CA69 contributions
Apr 2012 • Family
We stayed at Steep Ravine Cabin for 2 nights. No electricity nor running water in the cabin but the experience was fantastic - you got the closest ocean view comparable to cruise ship. The cabin is rustic but ok. It has a wood stove, a kitchen counter, a dining table with 2 benches, 1 bunk-bed in one of the rooms, 2 platform beds in another room. We cooked our meals using gas stove we brought. Cleaning is easy. There is running water just outside your cabin. There is a flush toilet with faucet near the parking lot. Hiking around the cabins is very relaxing. There are trails outside the campsite. Stinson Beach is just less than 2 miles away. Overall, Steep Ravine Cabin is a very good site for family vacation.
Written April 13, 2012
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Garyddd73
Reading, England934 contributions
After visiting Muir Woods which is very close we drove to the top of Mount Tam, the drive itself up the side of the mountain was brilliant with great views all the way.

Once you reach the top there is a short 10 minute walk to the peak and all the way you get amazing views all the way around. This is by far the best viewpoint for miles and shouldn't be missed during your visit.
Written January 22, 2008
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frankt4712016
Denver, CO52 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
It's an easy hike up to the Fire Lookout from the Visitor Center parking lot. Big reward for the effort as you will have tremendous views in every direction. This is not to be missed. Afterwards you can take the Verna Dunshee Trail around the East Peak if you wish for nice little walk, but the best views are from the Lookout.
Written April 24, 2019
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ontheroadagain2013
San Francisco, CA17 contributions
Jan 2013
great walking trails, go to Pantoll Ranger Station, buy or look at a map, ask a ranger, take the Dipsea out to the views and come back up by way of the steep and lush Fern Dell trail. Or go all the way to the top parking area, pay the 8 bucks and walk short distance to the top of the mountain.
Written January 2, 2013
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