Muir Beach to Tennessee Beach Loop is a 8.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Muir Beach, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September.

DISTANCE
8.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,876 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Excellent loop hike beginning at Muir Beach and taking in Tennessee Beach and Pirate's Cove. When done right, this hike has it all: wildlife, views (of San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge, and rugged stretches of Pacific Coast), beaches, etc. Much more interesting than doing the more typical out and back from Muir Beach to Tennessee Beach along the Coastal Trail. If you start in mid-morning, Tennessee Beach makes for a great picnic spot.

8 days ago

A stunning trail. Make sure to check out the Zen Center at the start of the trail.

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15 days ago

Beautiful views. Minimal shade. Lots of fun to be had.

2 months ago

Great trail, we didn’t know what to expect. We actually started from Tennessee Trails, stopped by Pirates Cove, went to Muir Beach and then returned. That “small” hill going back was a beater for my boyfriend and I, but well worth it!

3 months ago

Great trail, awesome views

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3 months ago

Loved it! Great views! Great hike!

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3 months ago

Foggy, foggy, foggy!!! But I bet this is one of the best trails to hike on a clear day. From Muir beach parking lot the Coast trail down to Tennessee Valley beach is a little rugged (moderate to hard at times), Hiking poles really helps! We took Fox trail back to Muir beach which is easier terrian uphill for about 2miles and the descend back to Muir beach has great views. It took us a little over 3 hours including frequent picture taking and selfies. Then you can have a relaxing day at the beach after your hike like we did. Have fun!

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3 months ago

This was a very difficult hike with not much shade. However, stunning views and the ability to visit three different beaches made up for it. If I were to do this hike again, I would go much earlier and spend more time at the different beaches as well as the picnic area. I saw plenty of rabbits and lizards. You will need to do a bit of rock climbing to get to the beach at Pirate Cove, but there is a good chance you will be only person there. Would definitely do this again with a group of friends. Oh, bring sunblock if it's a sunny day!

4 months ago

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8 months ago

Just finished the hike. Decent kickstart to my hiking season. The inclines gave me a good workout. The trail itself is pretty exposed. The wind was pretty brutal today, but grateful for it because it would've been very hot if not for the wind. There is no shade at all. The coastal views were nice.

9 months ago

Challenging uphills will tire those legs but the beautiful views are 100% worth it

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Sunday, October 01, 2017

Great hike with two different opportunities to spend time in the beach. The trail gets confusing at the end on the Middle Green section because that section of the trail has been moved and you have to go around a farm and then through a farm. Don't fret!

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

This hiking trail was recommended by a friend. I wasn’t quite ready for all the inclines at the beginning but the views from all angles were well worth every step of the hike.
Started from Muir Beach and ended at Tennessee Beach but Rodeo was the destination. My other two friends made it all the way with a slight detour but it wouldn’t be an adventure without off trailing a little.
I do suggest hiking sticks, at least 3ltr minimal and some good snacks to refuel your body the way back to starting point.
This was a great 2nd accomplishment for a man my size. 6’2 453lbs and still losing ⛰

Sunday, July 30, 2017

great stroll today. the marine layer burned off just as we finished in time to eat lunch on the beach.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Great views, variety, elevation changes. Good signage.

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Love it! Views are amazing.

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Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Excellent loop hike beginning at Muir Beach and taking in Tennessee Beach and Pirate's Cove. When done right, this hike has it all: wildlife (I saw a wolf, whales, a snake, quails, rabbits, and more); views (of San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge, and rugged stretches of Pacific Coast); beaches; etc. Much more interesting than doing the more typical out and back from Muir Beach to Tennessee Beach along the Coastal Trail. If you start in mid-morning, Tennessee Beach makes for a great picnic spot.

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