Mount Tamalpais State Park, Mill Valley

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Mount Tamalpais State Park is a California state park, located in Marin County, California. The primary feature of the park is the 2,571 feet (784 m) Mount Tamalpais. The park contains mostly redwood and oak forests. The mountain itself covers around 25,000 acres (100 km2). There are about 60 miles (97 km) of hiking trails, which are connected to a larger, 200 miles (320 km) network of trails in neighboring public lands. The park received 564,000 visitors in as of 2003. Muir Woods National Monument is surrounded by the state park.

From the peak of the mountain, visitors can see up to 25 miles (40 km), in a view that encompasses San Francisco, most of the North and East Bay, and the Farallon Islands. Occasionally, the Sierra Nevada are visible, 125 miles (201 km) away.

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  • 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.  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • We had a wonderful time walking among the redwoods. For how many cars were traveling on the Panoramic Highway, we were pleasantly surprised at how few people were hiking once we got a little bit away from the parking lot. We went on a hike recommended by the ranger on duty at the Pantoll Station. He sent us off on a hike that he said was about 3 miles. We think it was more like 4 miles based on our apps etc., but nevertheless it was great. The first half was almost entirely downhill, and the return portion of the loop was all up a pretty steep grade. It was more than we bargained for but we made it!!
  • Beautiful park with moderate to challenging hikes. Come early you’ll find plenty of parking $8 cash. Nice bathrooms. Great views and a ton of trails to take. We hiked down to Muir Woods And came back up, mostly shaded. There is camping sites too.

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