Mount Tamalpais State Park
Mount Tamalpais State Park
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Grace C
Folsom, CA11 contributions
Jan 2023
Visited on a sunny Saturday this January. Amazing views from the East Peak. The state park map is large, so I was a bit overwhelmed on where to go. I would advise driving to two places, the East Peak where you can park and walk a nice paved loop around the peak, with stunning views of SF. And Trojan Point, there is a dirt parking lot to the side, leads to a narrow dirt path on the side of green rolling hills with Amazon views of the ocean! Other details- about 1.5 hr from Walnut Creek, mainly due to windy road up to the mountain from Mill Valley. There is no fee into the park, only three parking areas that charge fees (East Peak, Pantoll, and Bootjack).
Written 30 January 2023
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Life traveller
North East England, UK3,768 contributions
Aug 2022
We drove to the car park (where there is a small fee, to be placed in an honesty box), where there are rest rooms and water aviable. We took the fairly steep rocky path to the top of the East Peak, which took about 15-20 minutes, sometimes fairly rugged going (although I have bad vertigo, and was never worried going up or down).

The panoramic views are stunning at the top, so the climb is really worth it. We were lucky that our day was clear, and the unique vista of San Francisco was a special treat. A great afternoon, and highly recommended.
Written 28 November 2022
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jasman79
Phoenix, AZ171 contributions
Jul 2022
Recently visited and hiked for 2 days in the Redwoods. Breathtaking scenery and excellent trails! Must do!
Written 8 July 2022
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Lena K
Fullerton, CA396 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 28 June 2022
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Angelo
North Myrtle Beach, SC33 contributions
Nov 2021
Amazing views of San Francisco. Easy to hard trails to choose from. Various locations to hike giving you great parking options.Try to get to the ridge trail going down to Muir Beach.
Written 25 April 2022
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Traveller_123
San Francisco, CA832 contributions
Sep 2021 • Family
Absolutely stunning and worth all the drive. Try to get there early to ensure you don’t have to hurry. Choose an odd pay with less traffic.
Written 10 September 2021
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sunjoe075
Princeton, NJ1,504 contributions
Jul 2021 • Friends
One of the best hiking experiences: trail with shades, flexible trail length, drastic changes in elevation (73 floors according to iwatch). Exception views of the beach (Muir Beach) and mount range.
Written 6 July 2021
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ItchyFeet
Camarillo, CA7,665 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 8 April 2021
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meanmachine439
Sonoma, CA1,102 contributions
Feb 2021 • Family
With the governor keeping the state on lockdown, it’s nice to get back to nature and go for a healthy hike. When you reach a specific point of the trail, you get a get view of the Bay Area.
Written 11 February 2021
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tinaNtravel
San Jose, CA1,785 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 20 January 2021
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