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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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about 6 years ago

Great way to hike off brunch! The trail was very low-key and the beach is beautiful.

The trail splits about halfway into the hike. Stay right for an elevated perspective of the valley. It's just a tad longer, but I it's a nicer view - and you can take the lower trail back to the parking lot.

Just did this last weekend and I loved it! If you're itching to get outside but don't have a whole lot of time, this is a perfect hike. It's super mellow and you can easily take in the sunset for your outdoors fix then head back. There are bathrooms along the way and this trail connects to many other trails if you're looking for a larger adventure to Rodeo or Muir Beach. Tip for families and moms - it's stroller friendly (really wide trail) so grab the running stroller and go for a scenic jog... Or just load the stroller up with beers and beach supplies for an all day outing.

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