Tennessee Valley Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Marin County, California. It is within Marin Headlands (GGNRA). It is 1.8 miles long and begins at 197 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 377 feet. Near the trailhead there are restrooms, parkings, an information map, and a waste basket. Along the trail there is a wetland. The trail ends near the Tennessee Beach. There is also a bench near the end of the trail.
"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." Read more
"Follow an easy route through onetime ranchland and a brushy headlands valley to little Tennessee Cove. Bordered by a steep cliff on the south and imposing hillsides on the north, the small beach opens onto the turbulent Pacific." Read more
"This hike travels over rolling hills to the most remote area of the Marin Headlands offering great views of the coast and ocean. Bicycles likely." Read more
"The Tennessee Valley gradually unfolds into the Pacific Ocean on this family journey as you trek past wildflowers and grasslands to a lagoon and scenic Tennessee Valley Beach. A freshwater lagoon, popular with birds, is encircled by bush lupine and cow parsnip." Read more
"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 popular with cyclists, hikers and equestrians. Staring at the main staging area in Tennessee Valley, this route loops around the northern part of the Marin Headlands. Weekends often find the Tennessee Valley parking lot full, so it may be necessary to park nearby and ride in. While there are some steep climbs along the route, they are not extremely long ones. The highest point in the ride is only about 900 feet above sea level. The most difficult riding is along some of the downhill sections, which can be steep and bumpy." Read more
"Skip the parking lot overlooks; see the Golden Gate Bridge and feel the Pacific Coast from this vantage. Just north of San Francisco, this ride takes you on fire roads through the open grassland and chaparral-covered hills of the Marin Headlands. Savor the spectacular views. Bird-watchers will want to linger near Hawk Hill, Bird Island, and Rodeo Lagoon. History buffs will want to explore historical sights in Forts Baker, Barry, and Cronkhite. However, true mountain bikers will reride the sweet singletrack at the end of this ride a couple of times. Trail surface: 60 percent dirt fire road, 30 percent paved road, and 10 percent singletrack." Read more
"On a clear day this is a spectacularly scenic ride through the Marin Headlands. At the peak there is a 360-degree view of the Pacific Ocean, Mount Tamalpais, and San Francisco Bay that is hard to beat. At times the ride through the grass- and chaparral-covered hill is challenging. The climbs, rapid descents, hairpin turns, water bars, and steps break up the cadence of the fire road. Obstacles are relatively short and can always be walked. Trail surface: 80 percent dirt fire road and 20 percent wide singletrack." Read more