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Tennessee Valley Trailhead

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Address: 591 Tennessee Valley Rd, Mill Valley, CA
Phone Number: 415 331-1540
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Beauty abounding

One of my all-time favorite walks - amazing to all of a sudden see the most beautiful ocean pop into view

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Northampton, Massachusetts

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

One of my all-time favorite walks - amazing to all of a sudden see the most beautiful ocean pop into view

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Marin County California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

After crossing the Golden Gate Bridge into Marin County, take the Stinson Beach Exit. The first left turn, by the fruit stand, is Tennessee Valley road. This road dead ends at the trailhead parking lot. From there, wander down the dirt path and enjoy the sights and smells of the Pacific Ocean. The trail tends to be windy, as in,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This trail leads you all the way to the Ocen and is about a mile downhill and the walk back up is good exercise. A nice path to walk when you are in Marin and have the time.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Tennessee Valley is an easy point of departure for leisurely hikes to the ocean or ambitious climbs along the cliffs overlooking the sea. From here you can get to many other Headlands trails for long, one-way hikes, or take the many interconnected routes for scenic or exhausting perambulations. It is astonishing that this area is not constantly filled with people... More 

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San Rafael, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I have lived in Marin County for 35 years and this is one of my favorite hikes. It's about a mile out to the beach along an easy, well maintained trail. There are a few side trails you can take, too. The beach itself is very nice and often there are very few people out there. Take a picnic lunch... More 

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San Anselmo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This used to be one of my favorite hikes, but now it is over-run with bikers and runners. Well, the runners are OK. The trailhead, of course, is not much, but the trails to the beach, and up the hillsides to the north and south are truly special. I only do the hillsides now. Great place to see bobcats on... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Easy hike through the Marin headland to a sweet beach! Very Northern CA! It took us about 35 minutes to get to the beach, strolling. All sort of people using the trail: walking, jogging, families with kids.

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Woodinville, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Well marked trail that was easy to hike and had a gradual incline to top with a view looking toward San Francisco. Easy parking along road next to trailhead.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

It stopped working, & taking pictures after 4 hours of errands, and I headed up the road to Tennessee Valley, a short drive from San Francisco, really 20-30 minutes, to walk along a main trail through rolling hills to the Pacific. 1.8 miles to a tiny beach and the ocean focused through the high over arching hills, purely a religious... More 

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Mill Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Beautiful setting though parking can be a problem the later in the day you go. But oh my the choices. Gradual walk down to the beach and the ocean. On occasion you may see a bob cat as well as deer. Many options that can be very strenuous and short to very long hikes. We particularly like to walk up... More 

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Address: 591 Tennessee Valley Rd, Mill Valley, CA
Phone Number: 415 331-1540
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Mill Valley

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