Top Adventures in Mill Valley

  • Hike the Iconic Dipsea Trail

    The Dipsea Race is the 2nd oldest foot race in the US. The race is named after the Dipsea Inn at the end of the trail at Stinson Beach. The good news is that you can enjoy this scenic trail and its sweeping ocean views at your leisure. The bad new...

    15 miles 2730 ft gain

  • Hike or Run Mt. Tam via Temelpa Trail

    The Mt. Tam Hill Climb via Temelpa Trail is an iconic, "best-of" climb in the trail running community, drawing some of the world's greatest athletes to experience its breathtaking views and technical downhill. Surprisingly though, outside of local...

    4 miles 1200 ft gain

  • Hike to the Nature Friends Tourist Club

    On a warm weekend afternoon, this is a great place to grab a beer after hiking or running near Muir Woods. You can access the club by hiking the Dipsea (2 miles), the Redwood (~1 mile) or the Sun Trail (~0.8 miles). If you're coming by car, there'...

  • Explore Muir Woods National Monument

    While there are other, less crowded redwood groves in the Bay Area, Muir Woods National Monument is easily one of the best. It is a beautifully maintained site, with wooden footpaths meandering between towering redwoods that are between 600 – 800 ...

    4.5 miles

  • Hike the Dawn Falls Trail

    Take the Dawn Falls trail down into the Baltimore Canyon for an in-depth exploration of northern California nature. Rather than the usual dry, hardy vegetation that speckles the hills of many nearby trails, this trail is bursting with lush ferns a...

    2.2 miles

  • Hike to the Summit of Mt. Tamalpais

    Mt. Tam is a large park with plenty of amazing viewpoints, but the East routes and the East Peak are best for sunsets. Once you're at the top, it's an amazing spot to view a large number of Marin trails, which can help you can get a head start on ...

    1.2 miles

  • Hike Oakwood Trail, Marin Headlands

    Looking to escape the hustle of San Francisco, but don't want to commit to an entire day on the trail? When setting out for this morning hike, be prepared for about 1.5 hour hiking adventure (longer if you stop for extra photos) and a 20 minute co...

    4 miles 300 ft gain

  • Hike Ring Mountain

    Ring Mountain Open Space is an easy but uphill trail that take you to the top where you can explore more trails.Take the 101 exit for Paradise Dr in Corte Madera, follow the road and park on the side of the road once you pass Westward Dr. Even tho...

    2.5 miles 350 ft gain

  • Hike from the Bootjack Campground to Muir Woods and Back

    Getting permits into Muir Woods can be hard, but if you want to work for it, there's a much better way to visit the National Monument. To do this loop into Muir Woods National Monument, first drive to the Bootjack Parking Area in Mt. Tamalpais Sta...

    8.61 miles 1594 ft gain

  • Camp at Bootjack Campground in Mount Tamalpais State Park

    Bootjack Campground is located within California's Mount Tamalpais State Park. There are a couple of campsites within the park, but if you are driving on the Panoramic Highway from Mill Valley, this will be the first campground you pass.  The fee ...

  • Hike the Steep Ravine and Bootjack Trails Loop

    This hike is best done in the winter and spring in order for the creeks and waterfalls to be flowing. Park at the Bootjack Campground in Mount Tamalpais State Park. Cross the road to reach the Bootjack trail. Continue on this until you reach the A...

    6.7 miles 2000 ft gain

  • Hike the Coyote Ridge Loop

    Starting just before the Tennessee Valley parking lot, head out from the Miwok Trailhead. This Mill Valley hike offers incredible views of the San Francisco Bay, the Pacific Ocean (fog permitting of course!), and on occasion, wildlife. Unfortunate...

    5.7 miles 1102 ft gain

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      From $20/night

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    • Point Reyes Station, California

      Point Reyes National Seashore Campground

      Overview From its thunderous ocean breakers crashing against rocky headlands and expansive sand beaches to its open grasslands, brushy hillsides and forested ridges, Point Reyes offers visitors ove...

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    • Petaluma, California

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    • Occidental, California

      Enchanted Forest Cosmo Site

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