Coastal and Fox Trails Loop

MODERATE 28 reviews

Coastal and Fox Trails Loop is a 7.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Sausalito, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
7.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1906 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

old growth

no dogs

The Coastal Trail offers picturesque views of the Pacific Ocean. Hike up from Muir Beach all the way to Muir Woods. From the Muir Beach parking area take the first left and continue on the Coastal Trail

hiking
1 day ago

You can no longer do this trail as it is mapped here. Going clockwise, the trail North along the ridge from the Tennessee Valley Beach Overlook is closed. You have to double back and take the Coastal Ridge Fire Road about a half mile back from the beach. If you go counter clock wise, you won't end up at a dead end and will go right past the closed trail.

1 month ago

1 month ago

Coastal trail portion was amazing, fox trail was pretty good.

1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Its a great hike. We started at Tennessee Valley Trailhead and did counter-clockwise. The Ocean view was awesome. Most of the trail has no shade at all.

2 months ago

Did this trail today! Absolutely beautiful. However, the trail over the ridge was definitely intended to be closed although we followed it. Slightly sketchy after all of the rain we have had recently. A few friends weren't fond of this part of the trail. This is easy to avoid if you fork left on the main trail instead of right over the ridge. Once we exited the ridge we saw "no hiking" signs.

walking
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hiking
7 months ago

DOG OWNERS - Please be aware that the fox trail in fact does not allow dogs. While this was an absolutely amazing hike we were stopped and told that dogs were not allowed. We found a different way back on miwok which does allow dogs but does not loop back to Muir Beach parking in an efficient way. We ended up risking it and taking some dog prohibited trails in order to get back to the car.

hiking
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hiking
11 months ago

This trail was a bit confusing, but it could be that we are new to hiking. We were trying to go on the short "Slackers Hill" trail for the views, and the directions led us to a parking area near Coastal Trail. There weren't any signs for the Slackers Hills trail so we decided to just follow all of the Coastal Trail signs, which ended up being really nice. There are so many different ways you can go, I'm honestly not sure where on the trail we ended up. It did get a bit difficult, but well worth it. We ended up at a beach, where you can also see Point Bonita. The trail is fairly quiet, you'll run into runners & bicyclists every 15 minutes. The area we were at, was near an overlooking point, so there were a lot of tourists and people there taking pictures. Other than that, it was fun :)

hiking
Sunday, April 17, 2016

hiking
Wednesday, March 16, 2016