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Hike to Tennessee Valley Beach

Mill Valley, California

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Added by Holly Singh

-Easy parking-Awesome lookout-Beautiful wildlife contrasts-Nice walk-Wildlife

Tennessee Valley is an amazing hiking trail that suit the whole family. The Tennessee Valley Trail is mostly level, with a few other trails for people who want more exercise. It begins at the parking area and travels 1.7 miles to the beach.

Tennessee Valley contains a wide range of wildlife: raptors to common birds in the sky, to deer, coyote and maybe if you're lucky (or unlucky to others), a bobcat.

The walk is very leisurely and pleasurable. The scenery is stunning and the big hills get more and more rocky the closer to the beach you get. About half way it gets a lot more windy so bring a light jacket (depending on the season)! When you finally get to the beach it's amazing. The rocks are jagged rainbows that tower above and the water looks fresh and blue. To the right you can either walk up stairs to get to the top of the cliff or wiggly your way up through a huge crack in the cliff (way more fun).
When you get to the top, there's an old cement lookout riddled with graffiti, but it's stark contrast with the water and wildlife that makes it beautiful.
On the left side of the beach there's big rocky cliffs that I chose to climb up (not a good idea however, it's very crumbly.)
There's no shortage of scenery to indulge in, enjoy!

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Features

Fitness
Chillin
Photography
Mountain Biking
Running
Hiking
Beach
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Groups
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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