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Mill Valley, California

Hike Tennessee Valley

3.4 Miles Total - Out-and-Back Trail

Originally added by Pascual Dutton

A short hike with varying topography that ends at a beautiful beach.The perfect outing for the casual hiker.It’s easy to explore adjoining trails.The trail is kid/family friendly.

The Tennessee Valley trail is leisurely 3.4 mile roundtrip hike that turns around at Tennessee Valley Cove. Along the way, you’ll hike past shrublands, wetlands, and a lake before you get to a cool little secluded beach that many people picnic at.

This is probably the easiest to access, and most popular, hike just north of the Golden Gate Bridge. It’s a perfect option for those without a lot of time, or if you’re looking to stretch your legs a bit without getting crazy. It’s just long enough to feel like you’ve earned that post-hike brunch at The Dipsea Café .

There are a number of nice bathrooms at the start and end of the trail, along with picnic tables and drinking water.

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Chillin
Hiking
Bathrooms
Beach
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Picnic Area
Scenic

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Easy Hike

Easy and wonderful hike. Definitely a hike for all ages. When you get to the first fork going left is easy flat ground perfect for people with little one.

Nice Day Hike

Really easy day hike with a great end. Beach is pretty small but worth checking out. Go early in the day before 1 to beat the crowd.

about 4 years ago

Breezy Coastal Hike

You're surrounded by mountains and lush green scenery on this hike. Definitely check out the coastal hike and you're in for a fun rock scramble past pirates cove. We hiked in mid afternoon and it wasn't too hot or cold. We welcomed the light coastal wind to cool us off!

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on.

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