Tennessee Valley Trail

EASY 228 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. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
170 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

18 days ago

Nice hike, with beautiful views but it is not easy. I’d rate it moderate.

hiking
1 month ago

Mostly a walk to the beach (not much hiking). Make sure to take the stairs at the end to the top for a nice view of the beach and the greenery around!

1 month ago

Nice leisurely walk to Tennessee Beach, great side trails which we ended up doing the trail to Muir Beach the following weekend.

Nice crowd, nice restrooms too!

hiking
2 months ago

Dogs are not allowed. We brought our dog, immediately saw signs that said no dogs, but took him anyways because we were already there and got a stern warning from a ranger.

2 months ago

Now I don't know whether to bring my dog or not - conflicting review says dogs are NOT allowed, above says yes allowed on leash. Hmmm

2 months ago

Dogs are not allowed on this trail.

walking
2 months ago

GPS will take you right to parking area. there is no service once you start walking trail. really nice walk and the beach at the end is just GORGEOUS! doesn't feel like your in the bay area. blue water. make sure you do a TICK check before you leave.

3 months ago

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

3 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
5 months ago

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

hiking
5 months ago

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

5 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
6 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
6 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
7 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
8 months ago

8 months ago

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

**note no dogs allowed

8 months ago

Beautiful view!

hiking
9 months ago

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

hiking
10 months ago

Busy during weekends but nice views.

11 months ago

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

hiking
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

hiking
Sunday, September 03, 2017

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

hiking
Sunday, August 06, 2017

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

hiking
Sunday, July 30, 2017

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
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

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

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Really beautiful hike

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

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

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