Mill Valley edges Mount Tamalpais State Park, with hiking and mountain biking through redwood forests and hillsides strewn with wildflowers. 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. More than 50 miles of trail are within the park and connect to a larger, 200-mile-long trail system within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
The Marin Headlands encompasses more than 75,000 acres,with legendary hiking and mountain biking trails throughout. Tennessee Valley trail starts in Tamalpais Valley and is an easy hike that ends at the Pacific Ocean. Muir Beach and Stinson Beach are accessible by car. Download a map of trails and beaches.
Muir Woods National Monument attracts visitors from around the world. The tallest redwood at Muir Woods is 258-feet tall and the average age of the redwoods is between 500 and 800 years old, with the oldest being 1,200 years old. Muir Woods contains six miles of trails. All of these walks afford views of thousands of old-growth coast redwoods, the tallest living things in the world. During peak season, park your car at the Park and Ride Lot and take the Muir Woods Shuttle.