7.1 out of 10

Hillside Trl, California

37.8984616404059 -122.577068743125
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Safe & Sound
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists


4/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5

"The Museum of Redwood Parks"

Sausalito is not exactly the cheapest area of the United States to live in. Okay, let's be honest - Sausalito is probably one of the most expensive areas of the country to live in. And this park is pretty much catered to the audience that the town attracts. Unlike most state parks, the flat paths, wooden fences, and descriptive plaques next to many of the trees make this an ideal place for those who may not have the ability to do some more strenuous hiking. But, like many other state parks out there, you get what you pay for. Rather than paying for parking, there is actually an entrance fee of $5 per person (although children under 15 get in for free, which may help ease the blow for families).

This user-friendly park offers informative history through various plaques located on the meandering paths, making it a more educational experience than your typical day hike. Don't expect to get a massive workout, although it is possible to hike out and up to the scenic Panoramic Highway in Mill Valley. You can also access the park for free by hiking down from the Panoramic Highway (there is access just adjacent to the California Alpine Club), but if you are fit enough of a hiker to access the park this way, then you will probably be quickly bored of the flat path and annoyed by the tourists wandering through.

All-in-all, a great place for families in particular who want to see the redwoods in an easy and user-friendly environment.
  • Accessible hiking area for all fitness levels
  • Beautiful
  • Quiet
  • Tourist heavy
  • Difficult drive
  • Poor phone reception
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers

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