Explore the most popular trails in Marin Headlands with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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Nice trail for a stroll. Clear, wide paths to accommodate the traffic passing back and forth. Went out at dusk to catch the sunset. Difficulty changes to moderate if you choose to make it a loop and take the barely there trail connecting to the Coastal Trail.

Easy hike that ends at the beach. Walked out there in sandals for a beach wedding ceremony and my feet were fine.

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28 days ago

Relaxing hike. Great for family. Went to the overlook when reach the beach, and it was beautiful.

Great trail! Dog friendly. Goes to all the batteries in the area, hill 88, rodeo beach and Tennessee valley beach. Limited shade. The hardest part is hiking up from Tennessee valley beach back to rodeo

Beautiful stroll to the coast.

Don’t recommend the stretch from the coastal trail down to Tennessee Valley.

As this is usually quite crowded, I had the opportunity to hike this trail at 7am this morning, stunning. Mysterious fog, just a couple of runners, deer, bunnies, a plethora of birds and a friendly coyote. It was magical.

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1 month ago

Nice and beautiful, but a bit overcrowded

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1 month ago

Hard but beautiful. Some parts of trails are closed but there are always alternative trail.

Trail was closed off at a few points. I had to turnaround at the Tennessee Beach Lookout because trail was closed and there was no way around. If you want to go this route I’d recommend looking up the Muir Beach to Rodeo Beach trail then just take that reverse. I imagine that one goes all the way through since there’s plenty of reviews on it. I also hoped to trail run but there was a lot of steep sections with loose footing so decided not to risk it.

Nice walk. Good for families. Very busy and crowded.

easy mostly flat, bike friendly . Good earth might be the closest grocery store and you'll find a gas station next to good earth

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3 months ago

Fine trail for what it is: a flat, old, partially paved road out to a beautiful dark sand beach. Lots of pretty bird songs, bunnies, and crashing surf to listen to.

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3 months ago

Perfect to walk with kids and a beach fun at the end is a bonus.

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4 months ago

Perfect trail for me recovering from a knee injury! Even pushed myself to go to the lookout point! Awesome views up there! Well marked and maintained!

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4 months ago

Gorgeous views of the coast, beautiful and rich vegetation, and a surprise meditation maze at the top of one of the hills. Moderate climbs.

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blowdown
4 months ago

Super windy towards the beach but pretty easy hike about 1.5 hours at a steady pace

on Tennessee Valley Trail

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5 months ago

A nice flat walk to the beach, wonderful breeze too! We did see a snake in the lower portion of the final beach walk (there will be a lower and upper path, lower goes through the wilderness while upper takes the foothills) in the grass, but he didn't bother us and we didn't bother him! Next time I'm going to bring a blanket and some snacks to eat on the beach!

Definitely recommend this trail, and I've done it a number of times. The traffic getting there from the 101-1 interchange on weekends is the most difficult part. The trail slopes gently downwards towards the ocean, and is very wide and in good shape. There are a lot of great side trails to campgrounds, or up to the tops of the ridges, if you feel like doing anything more difficult. The beach itself is great, and the lookout is definitely worth the climb.

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5 months ago

Great place to take a quick walk. My partner and I completed this in about two hours (including time spent watching the waves on the beach). There are two paths that will get you to the beach (lower and higher). Both are great and very scenic!

Great trail with little ones. I had a 6,3 and 1 year old and we were able to do a nice 1.5 hour walk on this trail. Tons of wildflowers and so much lush greenery. Very beautiful.

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5 months ago

This was a fun, easy trail. Nice flowers and views. It’s worth going up to the Lookout for the views of the Tennessee Valley and beach below.

This is such a pretty and easy hike. Beautiful wildflowers along the way. The best part is the ocean at the end of the trail. Parking is very limited though. Arrive early or late.

on Tennessee Valley Trail

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5 months ago

Tennessee valley trail.

Nice trail for all levels. On the way in to the sea there’s two paths - one that goes down and is a lovely walk through beautiful wildflowers and another that goes up. It’s a short climb and not bad at all. I would do the one that goes up on the way to the beach as you’ll see really beautiful views of the mountains and the sea and do the flatter trail on the way back to see the wildflowers. We did it the opposite and I wished we hadn’t. But regardless we had a great time. Was super cloudy when we arrived at the beach - around 1:30pm - but the fog lifted and it was a beautiful sunny beach day around 2:15pm. Also def do the short climb to the lookout point.

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no shade
6 months ago

Awesome ocean views, lots of flowers, birds, and deers. Easy hike.

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