Tennessee Valley Trailhead

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unicorn3
Denville, NJ477 contributions
Jun 2022
A friend recommended this place, and my spouse and I were grateful that he did. We were pleasantly surprised to find that it's not just one trail; it's a number of different trails. We took what I'm guessing was the main trail, which led us down to the beach. Very scenic and not very difficult. We were there on a weekday in early June and had no trouble parking. Our only regret is that we didn't have more time to spend here.
Written June 9, 2022
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kelleyaynne
Mill Valley, CA43 contributions
Aug 2019 • Friends
It's a great trail.
No dogs allowed, bathroom in pking lot and one on trail.
The weekends are very busy for parking but the trail system disperses people well. There are two other trailheads before Tenessee Valley that allow dogs and have parking when none is available at the trailhead.
Written March 7, 2020
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Carla Cosentino
Truckee, CA11 contributions
Mar 2017 • Business
This channel from valley to Ocean is a small walk through the local grasses, serpentinite and marshes you will never forget....
Written March 8, 2017
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SRCIsrael
Israel43 contributions
Jul 2014 • Business
If you are looking for an easy, hour or so hike with chance to see varied wildlife and wade at the beach, this is for you.About 3.5 miles out and back on a nearly flat and wide path (can go one way on the lower trail to see more wildlife). If you want to add some spice, climb up the cliff next to beach for a nice view.
Written July 22, 2014
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Chisalsera
Chicago, IL27 contributions
Apr 2012 • Solo
I found this trail based on tripadvisor reviews and am glad I did. I'm not super athletic and it was a good distance and not to strenuous and strenuous enough that it felt like a hike. One tip: you will come to a fork where there is a smaller footpath to the left and a bigger trail going uphill to the right. If you want a less strenuous (but less visually appealing) path take the smaller path on the left. What I did was take the path on the hill going to the water then the small footpath going back. There are some great smells on this walk and at 4:00-6:00 on a weekday it wasn't too crowded. I loved the little black sand beach. There is one bench for sitting at the beach.
Written May 9, 2012
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Baywalk827
Hayward, CA529 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
Walking, running or mountain biking it's a lovely track to the beach with nice views and moderate people traffic on bicycles and with strollers. There are restrooms at the trailhead and halfway down. Enjoy!
Written February 9, 2020
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lovinit2day
Mill Valley, CA13 contributions
Nov 2017 • Solo
This is one of the gems of Mill Valley and Marin County. A mile of hiking will give you sweeping views of mountains and ocean. One of my friends call the mountain ridges the “spine of a dragon.” I agree. Green, scaly, and larger than life. The ocean is windy and wild. Be sure to climb up the steep steps to the military bunker where the the winds will blow your hair back.
Written July 9, 2018
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ClaudeA654
Mill Valley, CA328 contributions
May 2014 • Solo
Having lived in Marin County for most of my life, Tennessee Valley is one of my go-to places to enjoy either a walk to the beach or a bicycle ride to the beach or onto the Coast Trail. The trails provide immense variety and beauty and the flowers right now add even more color to the already spectacular landscape. And you have a great chance at seeing wildlife. Deer are a given, hawks are up above, and in the evenings you are likely to see and certainly hear great horned owls. The beach itself is dramatic and beautiful, although I would classify it as more of a strolling along the edge of the surf type beach than a swimming beach. Take the two mile walk all the way to the beach and you will be very happy and feel rewarded and renewed.
Written May 29, 2014
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TEANIEZN
San Francisco, CA173 contributions
Jun 2013 • Couples
I like hiking this trailhead when I don't have a lot of energy. It is a 4 mile hike back and forth. You end up in a beach, set up a tent or shield for a relaxing stay. Reading a book, taking a nap or playing in the water are just the few activities you can do to enjoy the time. This trailhead is very busy because of its proximity to the city and people enjoy coming here for the killer views. Weather here could be very tricky, so better bring extra layers of clothing. If you want to skip the light hike , you can divert your climb to Rodeo Beach or John Muir Beach which are more moderate/strenuous hike. The best time to come here to avoid the crowd is during weekdays. During summer, drive a little early to get a parking spot, parking fills up really quick during summer season. I already hike this trail on 4 seasons several times and I love it and will continue to do it.
Written February 7, 2014
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Mary B
Longview, WA12 contributions
Apr 2012 • Family
Great hike! You can adapt the distance and degree of difficulty to personal preference based on your trail selection. The destination---the ocean beach---is always spectacular. The trail is fairly well maintained.
Written April 24, 2012
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