NileGuide Expert Says:
Tennessee Valley is the perfect introduction to walking in Marin -- beautiful rolling hills, coastal views, and easy access.
591 Tennessee Valley Rd, Mill Valley, CA, United States
NileGuide Expert tip:
This walk take you to a great beach surrounded by rugged headlands. From here, you can construct many hiking routes through the Marin Headlands, ranging from easy to strenuous. Or, you can just lounge on the beach and enjoy the scenery. Heading north, the relatively short but hilly hike to Muir Beach along the coastal trail provides spectacular coastal views high above the ocean.
This popular trail not only provides easy access to a beautiful beach, but also is the trailhead for many longer and hillier jaunts around the spectacular Marin Headlands. Mountain bikes are allowed on all wider trails (fire roads, not singletrack). Horseback riding is available from the stables near the trailhead, and there are campsites nearby. You may be lucky enough to spot bobcats in the brush and hawks flying overhead.