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Mount Tamalpais

Mount Tamalpais
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Type of Attraction
Wilderness, Mountains, Trails
Interests That Apply
Outdoors, Photography, Local Culture, Religion
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Price: Free
It's free to visit and drive through, but you have to pay for day parking and camping. See the fees section of website for details.
Is there parking?: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Partial
Mobility Obstacles: Extended Walking Required Dirt/off-road walking
Notes: Not all areas are wheelchair accessible.
Water/Drinks: NOT available at this attraction or nearby.
Eating: This is NOT a good place to get a meal or snack.
Restrooms: Available
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Mount Tamalpais

Mount Tam

Stunning Views of the Bay

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Bolinas Ridge Rd
Mill Valley, CA 94941


Easily the best view in the North Bay, Mount Tamalpais is the ultimate destination for San Franciscan hikers yearning for Mt. Tam's unparalleled vista. From its 2571-foot summit, one can see all of Marin County, San Francisco, Mt. Diablo--and on a sunny day the snow-capped Sierras are visible. Also offering camping, hiking, and biking in over 6,300 acres of oak and redwood groves, Mt. Tam is simply the best way to rise above the bustle and hum of the city.

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Times & Dates

Open Hours: 7am-sunset, daily
Notes: Generally the park is open from 7am to dusk. For about a month in the summer, the park stays open until 9pm. Call the Ranger Station for the most current hours. The Visitor Center is open from 11am-4pm, Sat-Sun.
Visit Time: 2hr-Full day(8hr)
Average Wait Time: None
Price: Free
Price Notes: It's free to visit and drive through, but you have to pay for day parking and camping. See the fees section of website for details.


Outdoor with little or no covering. Notes: Dress in layers.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers


Best Modes of Transportation: Automobile/Car Bicycle
Notes: The mountain roads are steep, so it is only suggested to ride a bicycle to this destination if you are an experienced bicyclist.
Parking Availability: Yes
Average Price per Hour: $5-$10
Parking Safety: Safe
Notes: Parking lots on the mountain can be found at East Peak, Rock Spring, Pantoll Ranger Station, Bootjack Picnic Area, and Mountain Theater. Parking fees are per vehicle and can be limited.

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