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Mount Tamalpais State Park

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

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My husband and I took the 2 boys (ages 4 and 9) hiking to the top to look at the bay views. The walk was very rocky but both kids loved it. The area was amazing and it was a clear... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fairfield, California
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Fairfield, California
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49 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I took the 2 boys (ages 4 and 9) hiking to the top to look at the bay views. The walk was very rocky but both kids loved it. The area was amazing and it was a clear day. Caution when driving up and down though, lots of Nik riders and very curvy roads!

Thank samjohn2002
Dallas, Texas
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55 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love hiking the trails at Mt Tamps! You can walk the trails for hours and never repeat a trail. The views from the trails are so beautiful. We bring lunch and have a picnic overlooking San Francisco in the distance.

Thank BuckeyeJeff1
Mill Valley, California
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lot's of well marked trails for all levels. Bring your camera for vistas of Bay Area, especially at or near the top. Level trail around East Peak can be driven to. Come on weekdays. Weekend traffic is terrible.

Thank worldhiker2016
Pasadena, California
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sheer unadulterated beauty. Whether you walk its trails or just make the drive from Mill Valley to Stinson you'll be blown away. The sights and the smells are just magnificent.

Thank MrMTrim
Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The Coastal Highway, route 1, in California is rated one of the most spectacular drives in the world, but you don't have to go the entire length of the California coast to get a little bit of something just as spectacular, just not as long. You wind your way up from Mill Valley, through high stands of towering evergreen tress... More 

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San Francisco
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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

I live about 700 vertical feet up on the mountain. It is one great back yard. You can hike or bike a hundred miles of trails and fire roads and not see a car, and you're 30 minutes away from a world-class city (and right on top of the best small town in America). Tam is like your favorite neighborhood... More 

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Mill Valley, California
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9 reviews
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Mt. Tam has a spectacular array of views, paths and in winter waterfalls. Ocean views on one side and bay views on the other.

Thank Marie P
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We live in a village a few miles north of San Francisco across the Golden Gare Bridge. We hike Mount Tamalpais often and our home is 300 feet from the hiking trails. A 45 to 60 minute hike, low impact, welcomes one to a clearing atop the mountain and an unparalleled view of San Francisco Bay. Tamalpais is the American... More 

Thank bill s
Columbus, Ohio
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

I went for a 13 mile hike with the Sierra Club of San Francisco and I had a blast. It was easily the highlight of my trip. The hiking is moderate to hilly with it being very cold due to the wind. I was glad that I brought a warmer coat. Thanks to my guide, I was able to hear... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 27 January 2017

I spent an afternoon biking around Mt Tam and had a fun time. The trails are wide and allow for easy access while pedaling up hill. Coming down is so thrilling as the trails are very well maintained. Wonderful vistas around every corner. Please go you will not regret.

Thank Pete A

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