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Mount Tamalpais State Park, Mill Valley

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  • We toured it by mistake because it commanded us wrong GPS, went to Muir Woods and ended up giving a huge tour of the Panoramic / Scenic Highway, went out winning because the landscape is amazing and changes all the time. In some parts it is mountains and sea, arid, and others are in the middle of a forest full of mist records X-type, I loved the truth. I don't know if it devoted him long, but to pass and take photos it is great.
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  • Amazing hiking, best to take a beach to mountain trail or a fire trail to the summit. Many trails offer panoramic vistas of the bay area. 
  • I have been hiking and travelling around Mt. Tam for over 50 years. It is a place of never-ending new sites and sights. When we have visitors to the area we always take them to the top of Mt. Tam. My ...  read more »
  • Probably one of the best places I have visited this year. Multiple hikes with breath taking views of the city or the city covered in fog. They have events every month on star gazing and its free. Its a paradise for photographers. I saw few people on picnic dates here, sitting under the tree on top of the hill and enjoying food with great view. Probably I will also plan that soon. Plenty of parking available. You might have to pay at certain areas. Park closes at sunset, dont park your car after that or you will get a ticket.
  • "Mount Tam" as it is commonly referred to by bay area locals is a fantastic spot for hiking and scenic drives. It is in the same park area as Muir Woods which is also phenomenally beautiful but I will describe that elsewhere. I have actually worked on the set of television commercials that have been filmed on location at Mount Tamalpais for big name car companies. The roads are the perfect look of the windy mountain road through a forest that looks great in a car advertisement. There are also great views of the ocean as well depending on which spot you are in at the time. This is definitely a good location to check out while you are in the area or if you live in the San Francisco bay then you have no excuse not to visit at least once.
  • So hard to believe that this gem is less than an hour from the city in limited traffic. Lovely hiking, most trails not dog friendly, can get crowded on the weekends - especially if it's warm out.
  • Try not to go on the weekends because there are too many people. Unless you're going to the summit. Plenty of parking there and not as many people as other parts of the park. You have to pay for parking at all the main lots and the lot on the summit is cash only, no change. But the summit has the best views in the bay area.
  • Great place to hike! The trail wasn't difficult and offered a great panoramic view of California. Recommend going on a clear day! The view will take you away. Bring some cash to pay for parking. Bonus: there is a part of the trial where you can walk down to get a even better view... watch your step!
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