Muir Beach to Tennessee Beach Loop

MODERATE 14 reviews

Muir Beach to Tennessee Beach Loop is a 8.7 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
8.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1791 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.

1 day ago

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23 days ago

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2 months ago

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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2 months ago

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2 months ago

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 ⛰

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3 months ago

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4 months ago

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

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4 months ago

4 months ago

Great views, variety, elevation changes. Good signage.

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4 months ago

Love it! Views are amazing.

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4 months ago

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4 months ago

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5 months ago

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.