Best Trails Near Mill Valley CA

Mill Valley has 84 trails in the vicinity, including 68 hiking trails and 23 for mountain biking. These trails range from 0 to 56.5 miles in length. The longest trail in Mill Valley is Circumtambulation: A Pilgrimage Around Mount Tamalpais a well-known trail measuring 56.5 miles in total length.

The most popular trails are Dipsea Steps, Muir Woods - Fern Creek Trails and Muir Woods - TCC - Dipsea Trails. Trails.com member Jake W. recently completed Muir Woods: Bootjack Trail to Dipsea Trail Loop.

More information on the best trails in Mill Valley can be found below.
  • Muir Woods: Bootjack Trail to Dipsea Trail Loop

    4 Reviews

    Mill Valley, CA

    On the first mile of your hike in Muir Woods, you’ll have to contend with lots of camera-swinging tourists. Overwhelmed by the ancient trees and touched by the sheer tranquility of the place, ...
    •  3.5 hours
    •  6.3 miles
    •  Guide

    On the first mile of your hike in Muir Woods, you’ll have to contend with lots of camera-swinging tourists. Overwhelmed by ...

  • Marin Headlands: Gerbode Valley Loop

    3 Reviews

    Mill Valley, CA

    The Marin Headlands’ soft, rolling hills form a picturesque backdrop for travelers driving north across the Golden Gate Bridge, as well as a perfect platform for San Francisco city views that ...
    •  3 hours
    •  5.8 miles
    •  Guide

    The Marin Headlands’ soft, rolling hills form a picturesque backdrop for travelers driving north across the Golden Gate Bridge, ...

  • Muir Woods - Fern Creek Trails

    2 Reviews

    Mill Valley, CA

    This is a great redwood forest hike that leaves the crowded Muir Woods floor to explore Fern Canyon and Camp Alice Eastwood.
    •  3.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a great redwood forest hike that leaves the crowded Muir Woods floor to explore Fern Canyon and Camp Alice Eastw ...

  • Mount Tamalpais - East Peak Loop

    2 Reviews

    Mill Valley, CA

    The boom in the mountain biking had its birth in the hills around Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County. The all-terrain bike was first developed here by hiking and bicycling enthusiasts who saw the ...
    •  2-3 hours
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    The boom in the mountain biking had its birth in the hills around Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County. The all-terrain bike was ...

  • Ocean View - Redwood - Sun Trails

    1 Reviews

    Mill Valley, CA

    This is a great hike out of Muir Woods into mixed conifers, then on to the Sun trail where wildflowers start in February. May be overgrown with French Broom and impassable.
    •  4.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a great hike out of Muir Woods into mixed conifers, then on to the Sun trail where wildflowers start in February. ...

  • Muir Woods - TCC - Dipsea Trails

    1 Reviews

    Mill Valley, CA

    A dramatic hike into dense redwood forest with plunging creek, then down an open ridge with views and flowers, and into a lush canyon.
    •  6.3 miles
    •  Guide

    A dramatic hike into dense redwood forest with plunging creek, then down an open ridge with views and flowers, and into a ...

  • Baltimore Canyon to Blithedale Ridge

    1 Reviews

    Mill Valley, CA

    This hike passes through beautiful Baltimore Canyon with redwoods and Dawn Falls, then climbs to Blithedale Ridge for great views. Can be flooded during heavy runoff.
    •  5.3 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike passes through beautiful Baltimore Canyon with redwoods and Dawn Falls, then climbs to Blithedale Ridge for great ...

  • Mt. Tam Loop via Old Railroad - Eldridge Grades

    1 Reviews

    Mill Valley, CA

    Mount Tamalpais, fondly referred to by locals as Mt. Tam, is well-known as the mountain biking playground of the entire Bay Area. It offers majestic views, is rideable year-round—even in wet ...
    •  13.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Mount Tamalpais, fondly referred to by locals as Mt. Tam, is well-known as the mountain biking playground of the entire Bay ...

  • Mount Tamalpais: The Summit to Pantoll Ranger Station

    1 Reviews

    Mill Valley, CA

    This hike features commanding vistas of the entire San Francisco Bay area from the summit of Mount Tamalpais and then alternates shaded forest with open views of city, hills, and ocean. Note ...
    •  5 hours
    •  8.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike features commanding vistas of the entire San Francisco Bay area from the summit of Mount Tamalpais and then alternates ...

  • Mount Tamalpais: Cataract Falls–Potrero Meadows Loop

    1 Reviews

    Mill Valley, CA

    One of Mount Tamalpais’s most compelling assets is its broad variety of possible hikes. Like a San Francisco burrito, you can have your hike hot or mild, small or grande, with just rice and beans, ...
    •  4 hours
    •  6.5 miles
    •  Guide

    One of Mount Tamalpais’s most compelling assets is its broad variety of possible hikes. Like a San Francisco burrito, you ...

  • Mount Tamalpais State Park

    1 Reviews

    Mill Valley, CA

    Watch raptors soar above open grassy slopes, take in views of the Pacific Ocean, follow a moist creekbed, and cross shaded oak woodlands and Douglas-fir forests; this trek through Mount Tamalpais ...
    •  5.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Watch raptors soar above open grassy slopes, take in views of the Pacific Ocean, follow a moist creekbed, and cross shaded ...

  • Mount Tamalpais State Park: Hoo-Koo-E-Koo and Old Railroad Grade Loop Trail

    1 Reviews

    Mill Valley, CA

    A condensed version of the other Mount Tamalpais ride described in this book, this loop is a very popular workout with area residents due to the ease of access from the Larkspur and Mill Valley ...
    •  1–1.75 hours
    •  7.14 miles
    •  Guide

    A condensed version of the other Mount Tamalpais ride described in this book, this loop is a very popular workout with area ...

  • Mountain Home Inn to East Peak

    1 Reviews

    Mill Valley, CA

    NOTE: THIS TRAIL IS CLOSED. This is the shortest and quickest hike to the top of Mt. Tamalpais. It offers strenuous exercise and spectacular views in all directions. Lots of stairs.
    •  4.7 miles

    NOTE: THIS TRAIL IS CLOSED. This is the shortest and quickest hike to the top of Mt. Tamalpais. It offers strenuous exercise ...

  • Muir Woods - Hillside Trails

    0 Reviews

    Mill Valley, CA

    This Muir Woods hike takes the most heavily traveled trail on Mt. Tamalpais. It winds along the floor of a beautiful, virgin redwood forest.
    •  1.9 miles
    •  Guide

    This Muir Woods hike takes the most heavily traveled trail on Mt. Tamalpais. It winds along the floor of a beautiful, virgin ...

  • Old Railroad Grade - Hoo-Koo-E-Koo Fire Road

    0 Reviews

    Mill Valley, CA

    This hike follows the historic Old Railroad Grade as it gradually climbs up the mountain. Open chaparral areas provide great views. Heavy bicycle traffic on weekends.
    •  6.7 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike follows the historic Old Railroad Grade as it gradually climbs up the mountain. Open chaparral areas provide great ...

  • Blithedale Ridge - Corte Madera Trails

    0 Reviews

    Mill Valley, CA

    Bring binoculars and camera for this roller-coaster hike along Blithedale Ridge offering stunning views of Mt. Tam and Marin. Lots of hills and some bicycles.
    •  6.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Bring binoculars and camera for this roller-coaster hike along Blithedale Ridge offering stunning views of Mt. Tam and Marin. ...

  • Tennessee Valley and Muir Beach

    0 Reviews

    Mill Valley, CA

    Just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco lies the Marin Headlands, a part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The many trails and fire roads in the headlands have long been ...
    •  2 hours
    •  11 miles
    •  Guide

    Just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco lies the Marin Headlands, a part of the Golden Gate National Recreation ...

  • Headlands Loop

    0 Reviews

    Mill Valley, CA

    The Marin Headlands are legendary - open grassland hills overlooking the San Francisco Bay in the shadow of Mount Tamalpais. This ride is a hit with beginners and the proficient alike, thanks ...
    •  6.7 miles
    •  Guide

    The Marin Headlands are legendary - open grassland hills overlooking the San Francisco Bay in the shadow of Mount Tamalpais. ...

  • Glen - Warner Canyon Fire Road - Blithedale Ridge

    0 Reviews

    Mill Valley, CA

    This hike circles Warner Canyon to visit the small winter falls, then climbs to Blithedale Ridge to offer great views of Mt. Tamalpais. May have standing water.
    •  4.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike circles Warner Canyon to visit the small winter falls, then climbs to Blithedale Ridge to offer great views of ...

  • Ring Mountain Open Space Trails

    0 Reviews

    Mill Valley, CA

    This climb up the grassy slopes of Ring Mountain provides some of the best views and wildflower displays in the Bay area. Can be muddy and strong winds possible.
    •  2.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This climb up the grassy slopes of Ring Mountain provides some of the best views and wildflower displays in the Bay area. ...

  • Coastal - Coyote Ridge - Green Gulch Trails

    0 Reviews

    Mill Valley, CA

    This hike out of Muir Beach passes through wild and remote coastal hills offering striking views of the ocean. Good wildflowers in spring. Can be muddy in winter.
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike out of Muir Beach passes through wild and remote coastal hills offering striking views of the ocean. Good wildflowers ...

  • Diaz Ridge - Redwood Creek Trails

    0 Reviews

    Mill Valley, CA

    This hike follows Diaz Ridge down to Muir Beach, then circles back through Franks Valley before making a gradual climb to the ridge. Some poison oak and can be muddy.
    •  6.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike follows Diaz Ridge down to Muir Beach, then circles back through Franks Valley before making a gradual climb to ...

  • Miwok - Coyote Ridge - Coastal Trails

    0 Reviews

    Mill Valley, CA

    This hike climbs out of Tennessee Valley to Coyote Ridge, then returns down the Coastal trail. Great views of the ocean and valleys. Bicycles likely and may be overgrown.
    •  5.1 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike climbs out of Tennessee Valley to Coyote Ridge, then returns down the Coastal trail. Great views of the ocean and ...

  • Tennessee Valley Trail

    0 Reviews

    Mill Valley, CA

    This is one of the most popular hikes in Marin as it offers easy, level access to the beach and ocean. Good flowers on cliffs by the beach. Crowded on weekends and bicycles likely.
    •  3.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This is one of the most popular hikes in Marin as it offers easy, level access to the beach and ocean. Good flowers on cliffs ...

  • Old Railroad Grade to East Peak Loop

    0 Reviews

    Mill Valley, CA

    This is the most popular route from the base of Mount Tamalpais (more commonly called Mount Tam) to the top at East Peak. Once an old railroad line, the grade is gradual and the trail a wide ...
    •  2 - 2.5 hours
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    This is the most popular route from the base of Mount Tamalpais (more commonly called Mount Tam) to the top at East Peak. ...