Explore the most popular mountain biking trails near Mill Valley with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

The trail going the hill from Tennessee beach is closed. We had to backtrack to the coastal trail.

We loved this hike!! The amphitheater and West Point inn make excellent resting spots and there are plenty of bathrooms along the way. Gorgeous views the ENTIRE way. Good mix if forest and meadow. So many beautiful water falls when we went last week. It says 8.8 but we found 2 extra miles somehow. Can’t wait to do this again!!!

Nice views, fun to explore and wasnt too hard of a hike.

Stunning, constant views, mostly of the coast. May not really be a moderate for most, more of a moderate-hard.

Wonderful views of the ocean and SF.

Wonderful hike in Mt. Tam with gorgeous views! We did the full loop, starting clockwise and took a little over 4 hours including snack stops and time at the summit. Wildflowers are popping up all over the place, and there was a ton of wildlife viewing as well! We’ve had a lot of rain recently, so waterproof footwear is a must until runoff is calmer. Overall a great morning!

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1 month ago

Great trail, however I wish to do it again on a weekday because it was too crowded the closer you got to Tenessee Beach. There are various off shoots along the upper part of the hill that are much more scenic and beautiful in my opinion. Perfect hiking weather early April

Gorgeous trail, Tennessee Beach is a must-see along the way. Nothing beats the view from the coast or the sound of the waves crashing against the rocks. This trail can be a thigh-burner in some areas where the elevation varies, but nothing too bad if you’re moderately in shape.

Cold if you're in the mountains shade. There are much better hikes on Tam!

Hiked clockwise this time and counterclockwise last time. Both ways are enjoyable and worth repeating. Good hike, very scenic and a decent workout. Clockwise has more uphill climbing - going clockwise Bootjack to Mountain Theater is the steepest part of the loop. Clockwise time: 3 hrs.

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3 months ago

The Fox Trail section was quite steep. After that our side trip to Pirate's Cove Beach was too much of an incline for us!

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3 months ago

Busy on the trail, especially the out and back to the beach.

Beautiful coastal views. Enough up and down to/from the ridge to make it feel like a “workout”.

Agree with others, it’s definitely a moderate and not a hard. Still beautiful, and love the rest stops at the inn and the amphitheater, but tack on one of the peaks to add a bit more exercise to your miles.

Easy to get to. Free parking. Get there early (before 8am) parking can get crowded after 8:30 / 9. Popular among runners. great views overall.

This was such a gorgeous hike! You are surrounded by ferns, trees, and moss for most of the hike. Gets a little strenuous at times but should be a fairly easy for the avid hiker. I did come home with a tick stuck to my back so take precaution.

Easy and well labeled trails. Quiet, beautiful views of the BayArea and where the ocean meet. Hike with kids and dog. Plenty for them to climb and touch along way. If traveling with dog, some trails allow, some don’t. Bring doggie poop-bags (none provided). We did not do entire loop. 1/12/2018.

Great hike with great views. Not too many people when I hiked it. Sunset is the best.

Awesome hike. Not for those just starting, but if you've done just a few hikes you'd do fine. There is bathrooms, water fountains and plenty to look at along the way. The east peak is where you want to go, it's the best view, but not the only one. The downhill part is definitely nice as well.

This is my first longest trail route. It has lot of trails inside you may end up going into some other route ensure you can carry gps trackers. In this trail route you will see golden gate and Pacific Ocean. Good for moderate level hikers to start with hard levels

Beautiful views the whole way through.

Hiked the train in the winter, and the mix of trail time under tree-cover and out in the open was perfect. Barely anyone was on the trail. The amphitheater was amazing to visit, and it offers an awesome view.

So scenic and otherworldly because of fog that rolled in. We saw no one the whole time we were there. Fantastic memory!

Beautiful hike. Took me 5 hours. The Fern Creek trail is steep so if you want to go down it (rather than up) then go clockwise and start with the Old Mine trail. I really appreciated the clean bathrooms along the way :) Mt Tam is awesome

NOT HARD. Moderate at best. We were expecting a challenging workout, but were disappointed. Never even broke a sweat.

While we did cut this hike a tad short to avoid darkness, all I could think after reaching the top was “Why would anyone choose Mt Diablo over this?”

Mt. Tam appears to be better in every way. It’s was challenging but not frustratingly difficult, the trail is far more lush (and somehow less overgrown and generally better maintained), you encounter streams and tiny waterfalls multiple times, and the views are just...stunning. Diablo may be taller, but it doesn’t hold a candle to this hike.

This should be one of your must-do hikes if you have a limited time in the Bay Area.

Great hike/run. I enjoyed going first thing in the morning as the sun was burning off the fog.

This was great. Very serene hike. There were probably some incredible views on this hike, but I didn’t see them because there was so much fog. I quite enjoyed the fog, though. It made for a very eerie and isolating experience. There was a short time where the fog broke and gave me a glimpse at Sausalito. It was breathtaking.

I saw quail, hawks, ravens, and a ton of little chirpy birds. Some of their calls were really beautiful. There were also lizards, a group of bucks, at least 15 rabbits, and plenty of slugs.

As far as difficulty, the main thing here is that it’s long! I was sweating a lot by the end, but there was never an incline that made me feel like my lungs were on fire. Anyone can do this hike.

I’ll definitely be back, and highly recommend this hike for people with at least 3.5 hours to kill. Don’t be scared off by the “hard” label or the long distance. It’ll hurt, but you can do it!

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