Explore the most popular Wild Flowers trails in Mount Tamalpais State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

The hike up was awesome! It was shady most of the way to the top. Downhill was mostly open dirt road without much shade.

This hike was recommended by the ranger when I asked for a nice 6 mile hike. It was magnificent, albeit my second hike in the SF area. A great mix of views, creeks, and forest.

Amazing trail with lots of variety—beautiful redwoods, lots of waterfalls, arid portions, all without much traffic. Accidentally did it backwards by going right at the first fork. Ended up enjoying doing the steep portions up hill at the beginning and cool down on the leisurely descend.

The best hike in the Bay Area in my opinion. So many different ways you can approach East peak from Stinson, this is a “figure eight” that gives you the most diversity of trails. Get to Stinson before 8am to beat traffic.

Excellent loop thru the redwoods. Stop for a beer at mountain home inn.

Our second time doing this hike, and we loved it even more this time. It was a clear day and we saw amazing views of downtown SF and the golden gate Bridge from the trail! Bring water, snacks and follow the trail map closely. We accidentally followed the dipsea trail instead of steep ravine and climbed up 1 mile of steps before realizing our mistake and turning back around. Good moderate hike, can be done by people who don't usually do this trail length as long as you go slow. Great for trail running!

Wonderful trail. The hike back up was a real workout for an average guy like me.

One of the best hikes - super green and creek along the way to reach the falls.

Beautiful trail! Showed up around 2pm and finished just at sunset. The ladder is real and will satisfy your fantasy hike needs

Stunning views and a great hike!

Fantastic day to hike! The trails were mostly damp , but we ran into a few pockets of muddy spots too. We arrived at 0930 and parking was already filled up in several parking lots. Too many people do this trail on the weekends. This trail is so much better on a weekday due to the high volume of crowds. The entire loop was 8 miles at 1883 ft elevation. Not recommended for a beginner hiker. Very strenuous upward climb the first 3 miles.

22 days ago

I did this Jan 26th so it was a little muddy and foggy but overall a beautiful hike but parking is hard to find

totally different hike in winter vs early Summer - so many waterfalls and high water in creeks. In the Summer the trail is lined with flowering plants. Always a great time, but bring trekking poles for Hogback Rd; it is very steep and covered in loose rocks. I would absolutely have been on my butt without them

Well marked. Beautiful out and back.

I hiked this trail November 22 2019. Would love to hike is again. Beautiful elevation. Started early...not so many people which is great. Beautiful view all through the hike. Took me 3 1/2 hours to finished the whole hike.

Awesome views enjoyed the constant water sounds definitely keeps you calm as your climbing the mountain

Beautiful trail! The loop is very well maintained. The loop is so easy, it’s mostly flat and didn’t take long aside from stopping for views. We were lucky enough to go on a clear afternoon, you could see the whole bay. Also took the trail up to the fire look out. That trail is shorter but steeper. The fire trail starts with a walk way for the steepest portion, but some of the trail is climbing over decent sized rocks. Took about a half hour to get up there. Took less than 10 minutes to get down.

Recommended for shortening the Matt Davis to Cataract Trail7+ mile loop. There is a really steep section in the middle, hopefully stairs or something get put in at some point, but doable if you have good shoes. Beautiful views and good mix of sun and shade on this winter day.

Doesn’t get much better than this. You get to go through all types of landscapes.

New favorite hike. Definitely recommend. Started at the bottom near Stinson and went counter clockwise.

Gorgeous ! I recommend parking at Stinson beach and doing the loop clockwise!

Did the whole trail on 1/5/20, was great! Not too muddy, and the creek was beautiful.

This trail exceeded our expectations. We were looking for an alternative to paying the fees at Muir Woods so we picked this trail & it was free & even better! I’d recommend showing up early on a weekend & parking right before the trailhead in Stinson Beach off Willow Camp Way. There are some ‘no parking’ areas, but we lucked out going early & found a spot. Also, January was great for the cool weather & it was right after an early morning of rain so everything was green & muddy. Dipsea is more open, sunny & near the coast. Steep Ravine is shady, lush & surrounded by redwoods & ferns. Matt Davis is a little of both of those worlds. It was perfect & I’d totally hike again!

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