North of San Francisco’s Golden Gate

CALIFORNIA STATE PARK

Location:
Marin County, California, United States

Height:
The East Peak elevation is 2,574 feet (785 m)

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

How to get there:
From Highway 101 take Highway 1 to the Stinson Beach exit and follow signs up the mountain.

Hours:
S – S :: 7:00 am – Sunset

 

HIKES // LEGEND // MORE INFO

Tamalpais means “west hill”. First recorded in 1845, the name comes from the Coast Miwok word, támal pájiṣ.

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Mount Tamalpais

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Mt. Tamalpais

Mt. Tamalpais

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Mt. Tamalpais

Contributed By


Nicole Lindstrom

Nicole Lindstrom

Nicole Lindstrom is a writer and traveler based in New York City. She is the creator and editor of the online travel guide GLDMNE and co-author of Wanderlust, A Modern Yogi’s Guide To Discovering Your Best Self.

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