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Best trails in Mount Tamalpais State Park

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Looking for a great trail in Mount Tamalpais State Park, California? AllTrails has 58 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 35 moderate trails in Mount Tamalpais State Park ranging from 0.6 to 61.1 miles and from 19 to 2,572 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description
With its golden grasslands, iconic oak woodlands, stands of redwood forest, chaparral, and views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Mount Tamalpais State Park captures the heart of Marin County. While fog is a defining aspect of the ecosystem, on clearer days hikers can see the Farallon Islands, the San Francisco bay, the cities of the East Bay, and even as far as Mount Diablo. More than 50 miles of trail are within the park and connect to a larger, 200-mile-long trail system. Bicyclists are challenged by old railroad grade, or the twisting road to the highest point of the park's summit. Camping at Bootjack or Steep Ravine makes for a great overnight trip. The park is open from 7am to sunset year-round. Dogs are not allowed on trails, on fire roads or in undeveloped areas. Dogs are permitted on leash in the picnic areas and campgrounds, except in the Environmental Campground.
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Map of trails in Mount Tamalpais State Park
Park information
Acreage
6300 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
Mailing address
Mount Tamalpais State Park
801 Panoramic Highway Mill Valley,
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Contact
415-388-2070
Top trails (58)
#1 - Dipsea, Steep Ravine, and Matt Davis Loop
Mount Tamalpais State Park
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Length: 7.8 mi • Est. 4 h 21 m
Hike from the Pacific Ocean all the way up to The Muir Woods Visitor Center. There area spectacular ocean views, rushing creeks, and pretty waterfalls. Steep Ravine is a real jewel in Marin County's 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
It has been reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information.Show more
#3 - Dipsea Trail to Steep Ravine Trail Loop from Pantoll
Mount Tamalpais State Park
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 2 h 5 m
Note: $8 Parking Fee to park in the lot This hike includes great views of the Bay Area, Marin Headlands, the Golden Gate, Potato Patch, and down the San Mateo Coastline. As the walk progresses the trShow more
#4 - 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
#5 - Matt Davis Trail to Pan Toll Road
Mount Tamalpais State Park
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 3 h 47 m
It has been reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information.Show more
#6 - Stinson Beach to Mount Tamalpais via Matt Davis Trail
Mount Tamalpais State Park
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Length: 17 mi • Est. 9 h 21 m
It has been reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information.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
It has been reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information.Show more
#8 - Muir Woods via the Bootjack Trail
Mount Tamalpais State Park
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Length: 5.6 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 twoShow more
#9 - Coastal, Cataract, and Old Mine Loop
Mount Tamalpais State Park
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 3 h 7 m
It has been reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information.Show more
#10 - Canopy, Dipsea and Sun Trail Loop
Mount Tamalpais State Park
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 2 h 42 m
Backdoor entry to Muir Woods on an uncrowded trail where you can enjoy scenery (and a bar!) most visitors never see. The ancient California redwood trees of Muir Woods National Monument are one of seShow more
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