Just north of San Francisco and the Golden Gate, is Mount Tamalpais State Park (MTSP), 6,300 acres of redwood groves, oak woodlands, grassland slopes, chaparral and rocky ridges. Offering spectacular views of the nearby Pacific and the surrounding San Francisco Bay Area, from its ridges, slopes and the 2,571-foot high, East Peak.
Combined with other lands in Marin County, California, bordering MTSP - including the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Marin County Open Space District, Marin Municipal Water District, Muir Woods National Monument, Audubon Canyon Ranch, and smaller privately held lands - Mt. Tamalpais itself is estimated to cover nearly 25,000 acres. Being one of the richest sites of endemic plant species in California, it is home to seventy-three species of plants found nowhere else in Marin County.
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