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

A stunning trail. Make sure to check out the Zen Center at the start of the trail.

Beautiful views. Minimal shade. Lots of fun to be had.

Great hike! Our dogs loved the private beach to play on.

Some nice coastal views towards the middle/hills but otherwise not that scenic

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

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2 months 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!

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!

Great trail, we didn’t know what to expect. We actually started from Tennessee Trails, stopped by Pirates Cove, went to Muir Beach and then returned. That “small” hill going back was a beater for my boyfriend and I, but well worth it!

2 months ago

Nice trail: strep up for the first half mile & then gently and finally steeply down. Fine for our medium size dog. Nice little beach. Great views!

3 months ago

Great trail, awesome views

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3 months ago

Loved it! Great views! Great hike!

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3 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.

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

Dogs are not allowed on this trail.

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.

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3 months ago

We loved it! Nice and isolated place for your dogs to have fun swimming and gorgeous views. Definitely quite the climb down to the cove though, the rest of the trail is moderate but that climb down I would say is hard. Doable, but not for everyone in the family!

Foggy, foggy, foggy!!! But I bet this is one of the best trails to hike on a clear day. From Muir beach parking lot the Coast trail down to Tennessee Valley beach is a little rugged (moderate to hard at times), Hiking poles really helps! We took Fox trail back to Muir beach which is easier terrian uphill for about 2miles and the descend back to Muir beach has great views. It took us a little over 3 hours including frequent picture taking and selfies. Then you can have a relaxing day at the beach after your hike like we did. Have fun!

This was a very difficult hike with not much shade. However, stunning views and the ability to visit three different beaches made up for it. If I were to do this hike again, I would go much earlier and spend more time at the different beaches as well as the picnic area. I saw plenty of rabbits and lizards. You will need to do a bit of rock climbing to get to the beach at Pirate Cove, but there is a good chance you will be only person there. Would definitely do this again with a group of friends. Oh, bring sunblock if it's a sunny day!

Great way to take in the magnificent coastal scenery while getting some good exercise. Beware the final descent into Pirates Cove is steep and more of a series of rough gullies than a trail. Plenty of flowers and birds to enjoy along the way. Marred only by the occasional idiot returning from the beach with his boom box on full blast.

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

4 months ago

Parking is a moderately difficult when the weather is nice, but great trail. Beautiful views and even though the rocks at the end are a little challenging the beach is a great reward.

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4 months ago

Lovely hike!! It was about 85 degrees and sunny with a mild breeze the day we went, so it was pretty much perfect. We did the trail clockwise so we could get the initial 1.5 mile uphill out of the way and then do the coastal half last with its rolling hills and delicious scenery. The second half does have uphills, so be prepared :) Also, there is NO SHADE anywhere along the trail, wear sunblock and/or stay covered.

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

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5 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.

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5 months ago

- My 7 and 10 years old kids enjoyed this hike, especially the adventurous rocky descent to pirate cove beach and climbing back up! This is what makes this trail fun and unique!
- Perfect distance (1.8 miles, from Muir beach) to Pirate cove for a morning snack, then back to Muir beach for a picnic lunch! (3.6 miles total)
- We took the flight of stairs, as a shortcut from Muir beach to the coastal trail and down to Muir beach, on the way back.
- Beautiful scenic views, saw two bunnies, and a snake!

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5 months ago

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5 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.

Great hike! Got to see a bit of Muir Beach, Dipsea, Mt. Tam, Steep Ravine.

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

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