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Best wild flowers trails in Mount Tamalpais State Park, California

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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.
Map of wild flowers trails in Mount Tamalpais State Park, California
Park information
Acreage:
6,300 acres
Park hours
Monday
7:00 am - dusk
Tuesday
7:00 am - dusk
Wednesday
7:00 am - dusk
Thursday
7:00 am - dusk
Friday
7:00 am - dusk
Saturday
7:00 am - dusk
Sunday
7:00 am - dusk
Contact
415-388-2070
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Top trails (38)
#1 - Dipsea, Steep Ravine, and Matt Davis Loop
Mount Tamalpais State Park
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Length: 6.7 mi • Est. 3 h 41 m
Hike from the Pacific Ocean all the way up to The Muir Woods Visitor Center. This route offers a spectacular view of the ocean, rushing streams and beautiful waterfalls. Steep Ravine is a real jewel in Marin County's crown. Cutting deep into the landscape over millennia the water rushing through Webb Creek has created a spectacularly steep sided and lush canyon shaded by towering redwood trees and populated with a wide variety of local flora and fauna. The hike begins along the Dipsea Trail at Stinson Beach. It climbs gradually with many ocean views until you reach its' junction with the Steep Ravine Trail. From here it climbs 1000 ft. to Pantoll ranger station in 1.5 miles. There are two significant waterfalls along Webb Creek in Steep Ravine. The upper one is interesting because you have to climb up the waterfall via a 10 ft. high ladder. These waterfalls are best seen in the winter or early spring months, after there has been a lot of rain. Once at Pantoll, cross the highway and head back down to Stinson Beach via the Matt Davis trail. You will find more great ocean views on this trail. Many people like to do this hike in the reverse direction, going up Matt Davis trail and down Steep Ravine. But the Matt Davis trail is longer (4 miles) and it is all up hill if you go this way.Show more
#2 - Dipsea Steep Ravine Matt Davis Loop Trail from Pantoll
Mount Tamalpais State Park
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Length: 7.4 mi • Est. 4 h 10 m
#3 - Dipsea Trail to Steep Ravine Trail Loop from Stinson
Mount Tamalpais State Park
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 3 h 35 m
Hike overlooking the Pacific Ocean. This trail offers stunning views and chaparral and redwood habitats.Show more
#4 - Stinson Beach to Mount Tamalpais via Matt Davis Trail
Mount Tamalpais State Park
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Length: 17.0 mi • Est. 9 h 21 m
#5 - Muir Woods via the Bootjack Trail
Mount Tamalpais State Park
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Length: 7.1 mi • Est. 3 h 16 m
Every weekend during the summer months, signs on the main roads in Marin County start reading "Muir Woods Parking Lot Full," leaving those who crave a stroll among the wondrous Muir Woods redwoods two options: take a shuttle or try another day. But there is a third option -- Muir Woods National Monument is only two miles by trail from the Pantoll Ranger Station at neighboring Mount Tamalpais State Park. The out-and-back hike along the Bootjack Trail, plus a couple miles of wandering at the Monument, should yield about six miles of heaven under the big trees. There's about 800 feet of elevation loss/gain on a steep, challenging path down to the Monument, so it might be too much for beginners, but it's no big deal for experienced hikers. Vehicle registration: $8 cash or credit when ranger is working, cash only when station is unmanned. You pay at the ranger's office then stick the permit on your windshield.Show more
#6 - Mount Tamalpais East Peak
Mount Tamalpais State Park
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 23 m
Please note that partial trail closures have been reported on this trail (10/31/2020). The Plank Walk is a rocky dirt trail that ends at Mount Tam East Peak Fire Look Out Station with great views of the Bay.Show more
#7 - Verna Dunshee Trail and Plank Trail at Mount Tam East Peak
Mount Tamalpais State Park
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 41 m
The Verna Dunshee Trail is the paved, outer loop featuring a viewing platform. The Plank Walk is a rocky dirt trail that ends at Mount Tam East Peak Fire Look Out Station. Both have beautiful views of the Bay area. Accessibility: The outer loop, the Verna Dunshee Trail, is less steep (although it still has some steep sections), paved, and considered the more wheelchair or stroller friendly route. It is typically at least four feet wide. The estimated grade is mostly gentle except for steep sections between 8% and 12% at about 0.3 and 0.7 miles from the parking area. Assistance may be needed there. There are wheelchair accessible parking, restrooms, drinking fountains, and picnic areas by the trailhead.Show more
#8 - Canopy View, Lost Trail, Fern Creek Loop Trail
Mount Tamalpais State Park
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 57 m
Experience the Cathedral grove in Muir Woods and get off the main trail to avoid some of the crowds and have a truly pristine and wonderful experience. Take the Panoramic trail to the Lost Trail. Then Take the Fern Creek Trail to the visitor center. Return via the Canopy View Trail.Show more
#9 - Bolinas Ridge, Cataract, and Old Mine Loop
Mount Tamalpais State Park
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 3 h 7 m
#10 - Cataract Falls via Matt Davis Trail from Stinson Beach
Mount Tamalpais State Park
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Length: 9.8 mi • Est. 4 h 58 m
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