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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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Why one lives in Marin

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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San Francisco, California

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San Francisco, California
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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 223 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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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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sf
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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 34 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 16 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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San Rafael, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A nice easy walk for out of town visitors. The trails are well marked and there are optional harder trails that take off from there. Parking is an issue, but nonetheless it worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This was an easy walk from the parking lot to a sandy beach with some awesome cliffs. many trails branched off the road to get you into the hills and some great views. Lots of birds and wildflowers. We saw a deer grazing in the hills.

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Tiburon, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This is a fun walk for the parking lot all the way to the sea. Easy hills with slow ascents and descents. In the spring you will enjoy many wild colors

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Address: 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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