Mount Tamalpais State Park – Marin County, CA

Mount Tamalpais State ParkMount Tamalpais State Park is a California state park, located in Marin County, California. Just north of San Francisco’s Golden Gate is Mount Tamalpais.  It has redwood groves and oak woodlands with a spectacular view from the 2,571-foot peak.

On a clear day, visitors can see the Farallon Islands 25 miles out to sea, the Marin County hills, San Francisco and the bay, hills and cities of the East Bay, and Mount Diablo. On rare occasions, the Sierra Nevada’s snow-covered mountains can be seen 150 miles away.

Coastal Miwok Indians lived in the area for thousands of years before Europeans arrived. In 1770, two explorers named the mountain La Sierra de Nuestro Padre de San Francisco, which was later, changed to the Miwok word Tamalpais.

With the Gold Rush of 1849, San Francisco grew and more people began to use Mount Tamalpais for recreation. Trails were developed and a wagon road was built. Later, a railway was completed and became known as “The Crookedest Railroad in the World.” It was abandoned in 1930 after a wildfire damaged the line.

Mount Tamalpais State Park

Things To Do:

  • Camping
  • Picnicking
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Swimming
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Surfing

Mount Tamalpais State Park


  • Hiking Trails
  • Bike Trails
  • Family Campsites
  • Group Campsites
  • Nature Trails
  • Horseback Trails
  • Hike or Bike Campsites
  • Food Services
  • Showers
  • Restrooms
  • Campers (Max. Length)
  • Picnic Areas
  • Reservations Recommended
  • Historical

Mount Tamalpais State Park

Operating hours:
Daily: 7:00am to Sunset year round.

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
37.92737, -122.57996


Mount Tamalpais State Park

801 Panoramic Highway
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Phone Park for More Information: 415-388-2070

Driving direction:

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About TDavis

Loves outdoors and the nature. Always tries to find new places to visit and share with others. Connect with Google+
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