Mount Tamalpais Camping

Mount Tamalpais Camping

415.388.2070 |

The unofficial symbol of Marin County, “Mount Tam” has over 60 miles of trails to challenge any level of hiker, camper and biker. These connect to additional trails contained within adjacent public lands such as the Marin watershed and the GGNRA. Terrain ranges from the 2,571-foot peak with sweeping views to the rocky marine coast to the damp redwood forest to sparkling lakes and open oak woodlands. Mount Tamalpais State Park, Panoramic Highway, Mill Valley. For special events, check The following camping spots are the most popular:

1. PANTOLL 16 sites, max. 8 people/site

At the intersection of nine trailheads, Pantoll is an ideal central spot to branch out and enjoy many of the trails and sights of Mount Tam. Sites are bookable only in person, so arrive early to claim your spot. Happy camper tip:this camp is Wi-Fi enabled for those who can’t bear to leave the laptop at home. Reservations In person, at Pantoll ranger station.

  • Access Walk-in 100 yards  
  • Facilities Flush toilets, picnic tables, BBQ, food locker
  • Water Yes
  • Fires Yes, wood available at site ($5)
  • Pets Yes
  • Cost $15/night

2. STEEP RAVINE  1 mile south of Stinson Beach, 10 cabins, 7 tent sites, max. 5 people/site 

Originally built in the 1930s as a getaway for the family of local congressman and landowner William Kent, these spartan cabins are perched on a cliff overlooking the Pacific. The quintessential “room with a view,” each cabin has a small woodstove and sleeping platform. Reservations 800.444.7275 or

  • Happy camper tip: cabins are in high demand and open up seven months in advance for booking. Be persistent and keep checking for openings.
  • Access Walk-in 100 yards  
  • Facilities Outhouse toilets, picnic tables, BBQ, fire pit, food locker
  • Water Yes, nearby
  • Fires Yes, wood available at site ($5)
  • Pets No
  • Cost $75/night for cabins, $15/tent



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