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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The drive up winding roads to this park is demanding but well worth the effort. The views across San Francisco Bay we’re amazing, but could easily be affected by low cloud. You need change to pay for the car park... no wardens.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank richarde832
Reviewed September 8, 2019 via mobile

My Tamalpais we learned is the birthplace of mountain biking..... I certainly couldn’t do it, but if you are an intense bike rider apparently it’s heaven!! There are several hiking trails that offer beautiful views. Be aware of fog and visibility. A trip up on...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Trail767088
Reviewed September 5, 2019

I had heard about the fame and life of this great mountain and stories associated to it but , visiting this mountain Park is an experience unique in its own . It is a walkers and trekkers dream come true . Need a good pair...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed September 3, 2019

Hiking down to Stinson Beach and back was wonderful. Took about 4 hours, about 7miles round trip, including time for lunch at a fabulous taco place on the Beach. The hike back up was a little brutal for someone out of shape like myself, but...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ahcNC
Reviewed September 2, 2019

This Park is easily accessible from San Francisco, and contains a great range of viewscapes within a wide array of microclimates. The Matt Davis Trail out of Pantoll Ranger Station Park HQ, for example, begins with a panoramic ocean view, but quickly descends into a...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank William M
Reviewed September 1, 2019

From Dipsea Trail, there are many trails to branch out; Steep Ravine, Muir Woods and climb up to Pantoll Range Station. Take your time. This is not a beginners hike. The terrain can get narrow and uneven. Focus on your footing and bring lots of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Indiana_Jonesse
Reviewed August 29, 2019

Used to hike Mt Tam with mom back in the day, her ashes may or may not be scattered there. Don't obey google directions, they bypass Pan Toll road. When going in the fog, drive slow and turn your headlights on! There are lots of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank conradm842
Reviewed August 16, 2019

there are many very beautiful views in the park, the ocean is close. Muir woods is also there, with giant sequoias.

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank olympvba
Reviewed August 14, 2019

The views are amazing and worth the winding drive. Especially at sunset! The trails ups can be a bit challenging, so wear comfortable closed toed shoes.

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank heatherrD6623FM
Reviewed August 9, 2019 via mobile

I enjoyed a long ride through this park on a gravel bike. But MTB can also be done of you like to go more offroad. Roads are well kept.

Date of experience: August 2019
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ExplorerSB
February 7, 2018|
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Response from Mark D | Reviewed this property |
You are fast approaching God's annual wildflower show. Mt. Tam is filled with trails, and a map is usually available at the ranger station. Even on foggy days, you can usually reach the sun well before the summit. Dress in... More
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May 13, 2016|
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Response from Rap K | Reviewed this property |
No, it was on the Cataract Trail. The road to Bolinas is also very scenic, and I encourage exploring that too. I was fortunate to go at a time when we were having record rainfall.
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T204raveler
March 21, 2016|
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Response from wdlander | Reviewed this property |
Mir woods would be my first choice because of access and the big trees. If you want a long, good hike. Mt. Tam
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