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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 63%Green Travelers
- 63%Family Travelers
- 51%Luxury Travelers
- 51%Local Culture
Member Reviews (20)
- Mount TamalpaisMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFeb 15, 2014
While nearby Muir Woods gets all the press, Mt. Tamalpais, beneath whose slopes they're nestled, is no less stunning. A favorite for cyclists and hikers (there are hundreds of miles of trails in the park), the grassy southern slopes of the mountain near the summit offer one of the most spectacular panoramas in the Bay Area - a view out over the Pacific and the peninsula stretching away to the south. Best of all, the crowds of Muir Woods are nowhere to be seen. Go at an off-peak time and you might not meet another hiker.
- Mount TamalpaisMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 7Sep 13, 2013
Hike on Mount Tam. You can take a ferry (the kids in my life love boat rides too!) across the bay, trek through the redwoods at the bottom of the mountain, and then climb as high as you want or the kids make it, and have some truly spectacular views. Fragrant bay trees are just one magical element of the nature here.Recommended for:Family Travelers
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- Mount TamalpaisMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 5Jul 05, 2012
On my bucket list of things to do before I turned 30: Hike up Mt. Tamalpais.
And that I did.
I had lived in Northern CA for three decades and never took the opportunity to explore this glorious mountain until right before I turned 30. I couldn't believe that I had been missing out on the beauty of Mt. Tam for that long.
The trip over there was spontaneous which made it that much more special. I even had to borrow clothes from my girlfriend because I was in a dress and sandals. It was warm and the sky was perfectly clear, which made for an excellent workout as well as a wonderful day to take in the most breathtaking views I had ever seen of our beautiful bay and city.
Our hike lasted for 3 hours and at the end of it, I felt a rewarding sense of accomplishment that I hadn't felt in a long time. My body and soul were recharged and all of my worries seemed to disappear while I was up there. What an amazing place to escape to... although we were only a few miles from the city, it felt like we were so far removed from it. I was able to achieve one of my goals and felt so happy that I could share it with a good friend.
- Mount TamalpaisMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 4Jul 05, 2012
For a great hike or hill run, park your car in downtown Mill Valley (by the fire dept) and walk up to the Railroad Grade trail. It's a wide fire road favored by hikers, runners and the occasional mountain biker that provides stunning views rising up above the fog, overlooking SF, the Pacific Ocean, the Oakland hills and Marin. Stop for a rest at the Tourist Club (only accessible by foot), then proceed on up to East Peak, where you can feel proud of your accomplishment while savoring one of the best views in America.