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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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Go ahead, grab a blanket and a sweater, pack a lunch and head out to the beach through the Tennessee Valley trail. You will love it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Katina P
Novato, California

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Novato, California
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22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Go ahead, grab a blanket and a sweater, pack a lunch and head out to the beach through the Tennessee Valley trail. You will love it!

Thank Katina P
San Francisco, California
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114 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A long walk out the Tennessee Valley Trailhead to the ocean is well worth the time! See birds & fowl of all types and if you're fortunate whales breeching off the beach -a few miles out during the prime season!

Thank Healthy94920
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Do you need a challenging hike with splendid views as your reward? Park in the Tennessee Valley parking lot next to the Miwok stables. Take the trail to Fox Trail to the right or further in to Wolf Ridge trail to the left. Both are strenuous but have magnificent views at the top. Afterwards continue back down a gentle slope... More 

Thank Lorraine G
Felton, California
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613 reviews
305 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

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 

Thank simon s
North Andover, Massachusetts
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150 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

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.

Thank Tony P
Nisswa MN
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142 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 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.

Thank Nisswatraveler
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 

Thank gogreenandtravel
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

Thank Krisper60
Marin County California
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9 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 

Thank Caley G
San Francisco, California
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40 reviews
9 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 

Thank Chip S

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