Mount Tamalpais State Park


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Mount Tamalpais State Park


Location:At 801 Panoramic Highway in Mill Valley, north of San Francisco's Golden Gate; from Highway 101 take Highway 1 to the Stinson Beach Exit and follow signs up the mountain.
Facilities:16 developed walk-in campsites, 10 rustic cabins, picnic areas, trails (50+ miles), visitor center, exhibits, food service, 3,750-seat stone amphitheater, restrooms (é).
Activities:Camping, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, wildlife viewing, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Park includes 6,300 acres of redwood groves and oak woodlands, with a spectacular view from the 2,571-foot peak of Mount Tamalpais. On a clear day visitors can see the Farallon Islands 25 miles out to sea, the Marin County Hills, San Francisco and the bay, and Mount Diablo.
Address:c/o North Bay District Office
PO Box 123
Duncan Mills, CA 95430

Phone:415-388-2070
Web: www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=471
Size: 6,243 acres. Elevation: 0-2,571 feet.

See other parks in California.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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You'd be hard pushed to get a better contrast than driving in San Francisco and walking in nearby Mount Tamalpais State Park.
My wife Linda and I had aimed to visit Muir Woods - named after Scottish naturalist John Muir, the "Father of the National Parks" - but couldn't get into the car park without a reservation so, following the aptly named Panoramic Highway, we made for the nearby Mount Tamalpais State Park - and weren't disappointed.
The KFRC Fantasy Fair and Magic Mountain Music Festival was held in June, 1967, at Mount Tamalpais State Park in Marin County, California, to support the Hunters Point Child Care Center.
Marin County: Mount Tamalpais State Park. With a one-way bus option, this trail is a manageable adventure for families with young children, who can hide inside redwood-stump "goose pens" and sail twig boats in shallow pools.
For maps, contact Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley 94941 (415/388-2595) or Mount Tamalpais State Park, 801 Panoramic Highway, Mill Valley 94941 (388-2070).
En route, visit Mount Tamalpais State Park and Point Reyes National Seashore.
These are held onthe new moon Saturday of each month at Rock Springs trailhead in Mount Tamalpais State Park. The Orion nebula is visible this month; you'll also see star clusters, planets, galaxies, and stars-- captured by a variety of reflector telescopes equipped with up to 18-inch mirrors.
In Mount Tamalpais State Park, one good, tough walk climbs out on Bolinas Ridge for views north to Point Reyes.
Now part of Mount Tamalpais State Park, the cabins were built at the base of Steep Ravine Canyon in the 1940s by a Marin landowner, William Kent, Jr., who leased them to Bay Area families.
Driving, you'll follow the lake's corrugated contours, cross the top of the dam, then ascend into wooded valleys leading to Ridgecrest Boulevard and Mount Tamalpais State Park.