Tennessee Valley Trail

EASY 172 reviews

Tennessee Valley Trail is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sausalito, 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. Horses are also able to use this trail.

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

kid friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

beach

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

no dogs

Park at the Tennessee Valley Staging Area

hiking
8 days 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
1 month ago

1 month ago

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

1 month ago

Beautiful view!

hiking
2 months ago

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

hiking
3 months ago

Busy during weekends but nice views.

4 months ago

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

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

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

hiking
6 months ago

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

hiking
6 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
7 months ago

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

7 months ago

Really beautiful hike

7 months ago

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

hiking
8 months ago

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
8 months ago

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.

8 months ago

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!!

8 months ago

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

9 months ago

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
9 months ago

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.

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