dogs on leash
Parked at Miwok trailhead and went clock-wise, hard but not difficult. If using your phone GPS be sure to pull up the trail before going down to the trailhead as cell service is very limited. But the trail is marked very well. Trail is in the Sun throughout the hike, and of course it was one of the hottest days in SF. Great views of SF and Marin. Nice wide fire road so be aware of trail runners and cyclist. Trail says no motorized bikes. But mountain bikes ok.
It was pretty, with great views on a clear day but most of the trail was dirt road or along a road and it was very exposed to the sun. We did it on an unusually hot non-windy day so that may be why we didn't love it. A lot of the trail also is littered with old bunkers if you are into that but it takes away from the nature a bit.
Zoe R. on Marin Headlands Trail
One of my favorite hikes. Pretty steep climb most of the way, with very little shade so bring some sun protection. You can get a great view of Marin and the Golden Gate Bridge at the top of this loop!
There are two different types of Tennessee Valley Trails. One of them is the upper and the other is the lower. Depending on how much elevation you want to deal with, I recommend the upper trail of you want a trail with gradual incline. If you want something more flat, I suggest taking the lower trail. Nevertheless, you're rewarded with stunning views! Pack a swimsuit, bring your kids and pooch and it should be a BLAST for everyone!
Jennifer D. on Gerbode Valley Loop
Took your guys' advice about going counter clockwise..Thank you! Parked across Rodeo Lagoon and took the Miwok trailhead to Bobcat and looped around Miwok trail down. Next time I'll explore other trails along the way. Amazing views of SF and Marin County from the top. Rodeo Beach is just half a mile away, I'd recommend walking over there after the hike and walk along the small beach.
This was a beautiful location. Arrived around 4PM to a foggy mountain and ocean view. There were two routes to take: a hiking trail and a bike trail. I detoured off the trail many times which I highly recommend. There are many old army bunkers all over the hills and recommend visiting them and even climbing inside of them (if you're brave enough). The views were spectacular but the fog covered them up 75% of the time. Easy to moderate hike.
***Bring layers, water, light snacks, and a camera.
Great trail. Steady ascent challenged my friend and I while we jogged and hiked to the top. Fog just made it dreamier. Easy parking on the road when we hit it up about 6:30 PM on a weekday.
Cute wooden footbridges and blackberry bushes added interest to the trail.