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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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Good hike for just about all ages

This trail is a great one for families. We saw little kids, babes in strollers and arms, old folks (like us) and just about everyone in between. Two trails to choose from, the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 2, 2015
simon s
Felton, California

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Felton, California
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574 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 NEW

This trail is a great one for families. We saw little kids, babes in strollers and arms, old folks (like us) and just about everyone in between. Two trails to choose from, the lower (easier) and the upper (more hilly and more up and down. Both are in good shape. Re reward is a nice small beach. Not much to... More 

North Andover, Massachusetts
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 NEW

The gentle grade of the 3.8 mile pathway, mostly paved, made the trip a joy. Lots of mature to experience along the way, and at the end...the Pacific!!! My seconded sight of it, and first swim in it.

Nisswa MN
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136 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This was a lovely hike out to the ocean. The view was spectacular. A nice hike for families- stroller friendly, too. Operated by the National parks, ther are several restrooms along the way. clean, too.

Mill Valley, California
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41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Hiking toward the ocean on this trail looks like you are hiking into a martini glass. The hills come down from either side of the trail to form a perfect upside down triangle. Pros Easy hike. Almost no hills. Very good for kids -- a good first mountain bike trail. Ends up on a great little beach. Almost always see... More 

Northampton, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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

Marin County California
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 

San Francisco, California
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31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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 

San Rafael, California
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420 reviews
183 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 253 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 

San Anselmo
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55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 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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6 attraction reviews
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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