Tennessee Valley Trail

EASY 196 reviews

Tennessee Valley Trail is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Muir Beach, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
170 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

beach

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

Park at the Tennessee Valley Staging Area

7 days ago

Nice hike to Muir beach but it not for me cause I like to hike the peaks

19 days ago

Easy beautiful trail to a cove on the beach. My favorite to go place if I don’t want to travel very far.

hiking
1 month ago

It is a very lovely trail. I have done this trail several times in July - August. Great weather and great views. Its bit of a hill with a grand end at a lovely cliff enclosed beach.

hiking
1 month ago

Relatively short but lovely hike, especially on a non-foggy day when walking towards the beach and looking between the two hills that form the "Canyon". I always enjoy that view whenever I'm on this trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Love it. Easy and beautiful. I uploaded some drone footage here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Tx-NJojqss

hiking
2 months ago

Amazing hike ending with a beautiful, Californian, cliffside beach.

2 months ago

Easy walk along mostly paved trail with breathtaking scenery at every step and turn making the windy day a worthy one! Beautiful on a 60 degree day with lots of mist and wind. Saw a salamander walking along the path! Watch out for our little amphibian friends! “California orange belly newts!”

walking
3 months ago

The path is mostly paved so it’s more of a walk than a hike! But beautiful views and we went on a warm day so the beach was so comfortable

hiking
3 months ago

This was a good trail with a stroller. The kids (5 and 3 years old) had a lot of fun finding beautiful pebbles in a streamlet near the ocean. They are excited to go back!

hiking
4 months ago

Super easy. Good spot for picnic or big group of friends. Gorgeous little beach at the end. Parking is easy even on the weekend.

trail running
5 months ago

5 months ago

Great family hike. Fun beach at the end for kids to splash in the puddles

5 months ago

Beautiful view!

hiking
5 months ago

Make sure you go up to the lookout point at the end. It is worth it!

hiking
7 months ago

Busy during weekends but nice views.

8 months ago

this is the starter trail for anyone looking for a super easy hike to a small beach front.

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

The beach looks great, I'm definitely coming back in a sunny day to lie there for a while.

hiking
10 months ago

Awesome hike out to the beach. We were able to take an Uppababy Vista without any issue.

hiking
10 months ago

LOVED this hike! I did the straight forward hike, then went to the Beach overlook, then walked towards Pirates Cove. Really beautiful area and low-key with some inclines.

walking
11 months ago

Nice walk that ends at Tennessee Beach. Pretty much perfect.

11 months ago

Really beautiful hike

11 months ago

Love, love, LOVE this trail. Such a great mini escape.

hiking
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Marin county favorite. Very gentle stroll to a protected Cove and beach. Accessible and doable for all. Sometimes of the year the anchor of an old shipwreck can be seen. Hard to believe this is about 6 miles as the crow flies from San Francisco. wonderful get away.

walking
Sunday, June 11, 2017

Pretty easy trail - most of it is paved - with the option of a challenging incline when you get to the beach. Great views of the coast - we plan to do it again.

Monday, June 05, 2017

Easy hike, especially if you stick to the lower trail (to the left) where it splits heading to the beach. I have a bad knee and managed just fine. Went on a Monday and the weather was clear and it wasn't crowded. Beautiful!!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

It was a beautiful and easy hike. The only thing that bothered me was the sandblasts. Other than that it was fun!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Great trail. Easy to follow as it's one well traveled road all the way out to the beach unless you take the fork to the left which puts you out at the same spot, but it's minus the little butt burner and the view from the top of the trail to the right. Right now it's as green as Ireland and covered with wildflowers. Super pretty. Easy to moderate is accurate.

hiking
Sunday, May 14, 2017

Despite the slow start through the cemented area the trail becomes incredibly beautiful once you hit the dirt.

About halfway through the hike you will find yourself at a fork. Both path are beautiful but I would suggest taking the right trail as you head to the beach.

The right trail is much steeper but offers a beautiful scenery.

The left trail will bring you through a tight path leading over a small bridge.

No matter which you take you will end up at the beautiful, windy, beach.

Both paths lead to the same area so I suggest taking the upper trail first and returning on the lower one.

Just remember to bring a windbreaker and you will be fine.

hiking
Sunday, May 14, 2017

My first time. It's beautiful, moderate traffic, stay to the left if you want a few hills to climb or stay to the right for my flatter trails. Both lead you to the ocean

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