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One of my favorite trail at Mt Tamalpais State Park.

Great Hike. Saw two coyotes, elk and deer. Bathrooms were closed when I went due to the government shutdown. Hardly any trees on this hike but amazing views.

hiking
5 days ago

Did this on Jan 12, 2019. Beautiful views of ocean and also wildlife— lots of elk quite close by along the trail, and lots of birding opportunities. Incline is not too bad as well. Got to tomales point trailhead parking lot around 10:45 and the small parking lot was full but there’s grass area right next to it that is used as overflow. By the time we left (around 3:45), there were double the amount of cars.

The most beautiful hike I’ve ever done!

Loved seeing the elk and pretty flat - my 9 year old was able to complete the hike!

Nice hike for those who want lots of wildlife and ocean scenery. Started before sunrise and by the time I was back the lot was very full. Recommend getting there early.

Amazing trail. I tried this once about a year ago and didn't make it to the end due to some medical issues of a friend but this time we trekked on all the way to Mooncow Bay point. Amazing views, definitely recommend!

Great hike. It is neat to see the Elk herds. Worth the trip.

Nice pleasant pretty hike.

This remains one of my favorite hikes in the Bay Area. I usually start at Pantoll Ranger Station, but on my most recent trip, I started at Stinson Beach and completed this in the opposite direction suggested: up Matt Davis and down Steep Ravine and Dipsea. The trail is a "best of" of hikes in the Bay Area in that you get a bit of everything: grassy fields with expansive views; redwoods; small streams amid forests of canyon oaks and eucalyptus; and, of course, Stinson Beach itself.

hiking
13 days ago

Great hike to complete in the morning! I imagine foot traffic picks up after 10-11am, as I noticed larger groups and families starting their hike while I was ending mine. I started at the Dipsea Trailhead, continued onto Steep Ravine and climbed down via Matt Davis. Good mix of shaded/open areas. I especially enjoyed the ocean and city views on the Matt Davis Trail. You could complete this trail multiple ways depending on where you park. I originally wanted to park at Stinson Beach, but the parking lot was closed, I'm assuming due to the government shut down. Instead, I took the risk and parked in a drop off zone next to the trailhead. I learned there is another parking lot at Pantoll Road, at the campground, so that's another option if Stinson's lot is closed. If you park at Pantoll, you could climb down via Matt Davis and hike back up via Dipsea & Ravine. Alternatively, you could hike down via Ravine/Dipsea and hike back up on Matt Davis. Overall, it's a nice Marin hike.

It is challenging, but stunning. You get beautiful woodland as well as gorgeous hill top views. Wear good footwear, bring lunch and plenty of water and stop to enjoy the amazing beauty.

Nice, easy, beautiful hike around the lake.

Beautiful, intimate little waterfall.

Great way to start the year!

Great way to start the year!!!

This was one of the best hikes I’ve been on.

Heavenly!

Nice, easy, not too many people. Fun to find a new area for hikes, lots to explore.

hiking
18 days ago

One of my very favorite hikes. Seeing water on both sides is amazing. The Tule Elk are fun to see on the way.

nature trips
19 days ago

Super short on time so we couldn’t do the trail, but wanted to see the iconic theater. It was lovely—it must be magical to see a production here.

hiking
19 days ago

This trail was beautiful! I'm not from the area and was surprised at how lush and green it was. I wrote a more in depth review here https://bit.ly/2AnMxuR

19 days ago

Really pretty, great for families.

Navigated fairly easily with 2 kids in backpacks/carriers. It was a little muddy in December and almost entirely shaded. Flushing toilets at trailhead. Day pass/parking is $8.

hiking
20 days ago

I’ve got to agree with everyone else: fantastic hike. In addition to the views you’ll see tons of raptors - especially Harriers, Red-Tailed Hawks and Kestrels - as well as Tule Elk, Mule Deer and Coyotes.

Great moderate hike! Elevation change of about 600 feet. Small lake & beautiful views of Fairfield. Great with our daughter, son in law & grandkids!

Beautiful crisp blue Christmas Day hike. Definitely worth waking up early to avoid the crowds. Majestic elk and magical floating birds. A Sonoma County gem! The views at the point are stunning.

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