Year of 2017

Fog over Mount Tamalpais State Park, California

A marine layer of cold, wet air often sweeps in off the Pacific and onto the coast redwood forests and alpine meadows of Mount Tamalpais State Park, on the north side of Golden Gate Strait. The park’s titular mountain is the highest peak in the Marin Hills and a natural symbol of Marin County. The park surrounds the Muir Woods National Monument—one of the few surviving old-growth redwood forests in the Bay Area.

Mount Tamalpais State Park is a California state park, located in Marin County, California. The primary feature of the park is the 2,571 feet Mount Tamalpais. The park contains mostly redwood and oak forests. The mountain itself covers around 25,000 acres. There are about 60 miles of hiking trails, which are connected to a larger, 200 miles network of trails in neighboring public lands. The park received 564,000 visitors in as of 2003. Muir Woods National Monument is surrounded by the state park.
Address: 801 Panoramic Hwy, Mill Valley, CA 94941
Phone: (415) 388-2070
Established: 1963
Annual visitors: 564,000 (2003)
Area: 9.84 sq miles (25.50 km²)
Managed by: California Department of Parks and Recreation